I wrote my first stories as the age of 4, largely because no-one else had written the stories I wanted to read! And my writing life has continued to flourish and grow in much the same serendipitous way.
Between reading English Language & Literature at Bedford College, University of London, and acquiring an MA in Linguistics at the University of Essex, for example, I explored Europe as a teacher of English and Creative Writing. Then, later, I worked as a freelance journalist. Published for over twenty five years, in national, regional and local magazines and newspapers, I focussed on Public Health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder in the armed forces and suicide among our farmers and the health of foreign seamen trapped on ships held in British ports. At this stage, I certainly had a varied and interesting writing life!
Since 2005, when I founded the Lonely Furrow Company Writing Consultancy, I have been increasingly involved in helping clients use writing to explore their hopes, fears and lives. Making sense of their lives is important to them and they can use journalling and memoir and fiction to achieve this.
I have also turned to fiction but mostly for pleasure and this has resulted in The Wolf of Dalriada Stories. These stories have grown out of my love for history, travelling and adventure – perhaps a not altogether unexpected development! And I hope you, like me, will find them totally enjoyable.