About me I was born in Stockton on Tees to a family living in Middlesbrough. We moved to a village near Whitby in North Yorkshire where I spent many years. I graduated from the University of East Anglia, worked as a Careers Advisor ending up as head of a university careers service. I have two children, two stepchildren and a lovely grandson. The children are grown-up with their own lives.
My husband and I came to Cyprus to live in 2007 after a hectic work life ‘to live the dream’, having finally retired from the property management business.
I have, for many years, wanted to write a book but I didn’t really know how to do it. Having met a member of the Paphos Writers Group, I decided to apply to join so have had a lot of practical help as well as encouragement to write. I am now slowly writing my novel as well as short stories. I met Glynis Smy (author of ‘Ripper, My Love’) recently, whose encouragement and help have given me a new lease of life..
My book ‘Payback Time’ is set in the North of England, as well as the south west of Cyprus. It is a romance/ family drama; how they meet and endeavour to overcome adversity, experience adventures on the way. Will they all make it intact through dark days? Time will tell.
Friday, 25 January 2013
Another Day: FRIDAY, 25 JANUARY 2013
25th January, 2013
Another week over. I don't know how they come round so fast. As you grow older time seems to speed up.
Never mind, that's life. It's a lovely day despite my fridge/freezer having noisily gone kaput! It's just one of a long line of things that have seen fit to malfunction this year. The main thing is, that we are alive. As a Cypriot friend remarked when I asked him how he felt, he said, 'Every day I wake up it has to be a great day.' How true.
Thank you again for your lovely, helpful book. I'm sure we'll be more effective in our writing as a result.
One asked if you'd be writing more self help writing books.
I hope you all have a great writing week.
My good friend Glynis has come to show me how to make my blog more effective so I'll try to put into practice the things she showed me. I did make lots of notes. That'll be good if I can master it. I'm not a natural with technical things. Watch this space.