Hello all you lovely people!
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I’m happily married to Paul, my wonderful husband of seventeen years. I’m a mother of two grown-up children, grandma to three grandchildren and the lucky owner of four Springer spaniels. I spend most of my days writing and am in the process of working on my sixth novel. I feel so lucky as my days consist of only doing what I LOVE; creating wonderful stories, walking my dogs, practising yoga and meditation, spirituality, oh, and seeing the occasional homeopathy patient. I’m also the administrator for my husband’s property maintenance and repair business.
I enjoy travel and take three to four holidays a year. Sometimes in this country – I love the Isle of Wight and sometimes abroad, usually Spain or Greece. I enjoy eating out and home cooking mostly vegetarian food. I don’t read as much as I used to but enjoy it when I do. I can be a couch potato and love dramas and films which I watch on my indulgence – my 42” television screen.
My life is almost perfect now, but it hasn’t always been the case. I’ve been married and divorced twice and have seen a lot of hardship in my life. I choose to write contemporary women’s fiction because I have plenty of life experience to draw upon. Most of what I write about I have experienced first-hand. So if you want to learn about my life you’ll have to read my books! No subject is taboo in my novels and if I offend anybody then I’m sorry but I write about real life.
My books have what I would describe as happy endings, but may not look the way society dictates. I write about affairs and infidelity. My next book is entitled “How to Have an Affair” and its sequel is “How to Have an Amicable Divorce”. The third in the series is “How to Have a Happy Marriage” which I eventually feel qualified to write.
I try give my readers a deeper message about what really matters in life; happiness, love, peace are a few of my key words. Money, although very important, isn’t my raison d’etre. I’ve had it, lost it and struggling to find it again now, but striving for promotion in a job I hated never cut it for me. I love being self-employed – not answerable to anybody. Luckily, I’m motivated and I can sit at work at my computer all day from 9-5 just like a real job!
I write in different places in my house from my downstairs office, to my sun-drenched balcony to my dining room overlooking lovely countryside. Once my husband goes to work in a morning I can be on my own all day in the peace and quiet of my house with just my dogs for company and I love it! If anything stops me from writing like boring shopping I rush round so I can get back to my laptop.
I don’t have a set plan for any book, just vague story lines which often change as I sit and write. Sometimes I can get to the end of a day’s writing and be just as surprised as you the reader about what has come from my finger tips onto the screen. I’m often asked the question where do I get my ideas from and I say I’m inspired by a higher power. Some refer to the supreme power as God, Infinite intelligence, the Universe. It doesn’t matter what name you want to use – It’s all one power which I use to guide me through my daily life with as much gratitude as I can muster.
Until next time,
Yours in love and peace