I hail from North West England where I lived for most of my life before moving to Shropshire in 2010.
I started to write in my forties and encouraged by my family, some brilliant creative writing tutors at my local college, a win in a short story competition (2nd prize) and one of my stories being broadcast on BBC Radio, I studied for a BA of which creative writing was a component. I also joined a local writing group the members of which encouraged me enormously. At this time I had a couple of pieces published in an anthology of work by North West writers.
Although I write some poetry and won a poetry competition in 2016, my main focus is the short story. I enjoy the form's necessary economy of language and I try to capture character and develop plot through dialogue. I can often be found eavesdropping.
When not writing, I enjoy my grandchildren, textile crafts, singing in a local choir, competing in quizzes and living life in a very busy village where I help to edit the community magazine. I would like to spend more time sleeping.
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