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. 

Hop on over to my Blog posts and dive in. I'd love it if you share your own thoughts with me. 

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Last Days in Atlantis. (Young Adult Novel)

Mari is thrust into a position of responsibility as the warrior leader of the Atlantean Hill People before she's ready. She strives to make choices that are best for her and her people against a backdrop of deception and intrigue. She becomes entangled in the power struggles between her people and the rulers of the City of the Golden Gates. 

Events test her trust in the traditions of her people and her confidence in those who are dear to her: the Elders, her mother, and the young man she is expected to share her life with.  Mari believes she has failed the task and struggles to overcome her feelings of grief, guilt, and betrayal as her very survival is threatened. 

I have written two children's stories about Beatrice, a young angel-in-training with one large wing. The first to be published, Beatrice Learns Compassion, was illustrated by my granddaughter, Bella, when she was 10-years-old. Bella is currently illustrating the secon book, Beatrice Spreads Joy. 

The Beatrice book is available on Kindle. It's suited to young children. Print copies are available to purchase through the contact page