Introducing Me and My Blog
I love to write and have authored young adult and young children's fiction. I aspire to be a memoirist. On my blog I share thoughts on my life as a writer, a parent. an older person, and a creative person. In my posts on life's lessons, I share the challenges and wins I've experienced. I've almost got through my embarrassment at what seems to be stupid choices I've made - and now I celebrate them for the growth and learning opportunities that have come as a result.
I love books. When I was a child every Friday after work dad took us to the book exchange. He loved reading and shared this love with his three children. Zane Grey and the Phantom comics were his favourites. My sense of adventure, and love of immersing myself in other worlds, was nurtured first through works such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five and Secret Seven books. Then came the Nancy Drew books and I devoured my brother's Tom Brown's Schooldays and Biggles books.
Later, my life was reflected in the works of the classics, such as George Eliot’s Mill on the Floss. Through the years, I learned a lot about myself through the pages of a wide range of genre and authors. Some things I learned about myself I liked, some I was embarrassed about. But learning was exciting and growth was inevitable. And is ongoing.
My love of reading sits alongside my love of writing . I feared publicly sharing my thoughts and experiences through my writing. However, I've been encouraged by others to share my experiences. I now value the special gift of my life and I love sharing snippets of the evolving me with you.
The feel and sound of words are delicious to me. I write what I think is meaningful. And I share in the hope that my words will lighten your own life's journey.