Jim7

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Jim7

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom

Member Since: December 2014

Last online: March 2017

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I come from a mixed, almost Welsh and half Irish background. I taught in Primary schools for 35 years and sadly neglected my writing dream - but happily for me - not my story telling! In school assemblies, with a critical audience, I refined story telling skills. A young captive audience lets you know in no uncertain terms what they think of your efforts!. 

My publications, apart from early stuff in school magazines, were a couple of academic pieces to do with work.

I was brought up listening to fairy tales, myths and ghost stories from my Irish relatives and that finds its way into my stories. I've spent time in India and South Africa so this gives me a rich source of material to work with.

During the 1980's I became involved in trying to help inform people about the struggle in Northern Ireland and organized delegations to help others to see behind the populist headlines and stereotypes. All these experiences have found their way into my three unpublished novels.

At the moment I'm engaged in a series of short stories titled: "The Earth and the Cloud." I hope to post some short pieces from this collection. Every month I meet with small group of writers in the Bluemoon cafe in Sheffield.

 

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