Who am I? Well, most importantly, I am a slightly maddened mother to two outstanding young women, and wife to an extremely tolerant husband. I’ve spent thirty-seven years as a physiotherapist, fixing people’s broken bodies.
I love the written word almost as much as I love my family but I’m also quite fond of cocker spaniels(especially one small, black fiend named Pepper,) domestic rats, Irish Dancing,(not me) and Celtic music.
In my spare time, when I’m not writing, I enjoy mucking about with clay, creating creatures that may or may not live in my stories one day, attempting play a variety of musical instruments, watching my girls play soccer, and reading. Always, I am reading.
Since I returned to writing, my first love, in 2015, I’ve been blessed to have have many narrative nonfiction pieces and short stories published, in print and on line. I have one story in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Random Acts of Kindness and another that will be released this summer.
I am in the query trenches for the first time with my novel, THE MAGIC WITHIN, a contemporary story with magical elements for young adults. Most of my fiction involves magic in one form or another. Why you ask? Because magic is an essential part of our world, whether you believe in it or not.
In the three years I have submitted work, I am proud to have received a 6th place, 8th place, and an honourable mention in Writers Digest’s Annual Competitions. And this year, I am thrilled to announce I won first place in the genre category with my ghost story: A NORTH WIND. I’ve also short and long listed in flash fiction contests.
My journey into this world of words has been at times frustrating, exciting, depressing, and confusing, but always magical.