Sue Bodilly was born in a leafy London suburb and spent her childhood between Surrey and the sea in West Sussex.
For Sue, her love of reading, writing and research was fuelled by a passionate young teacher at Romanoff School in Surbiton.
Aged only nine years old, Sue would spend Saturday afternoons buried in the pages of books and encyclopaedias, researching her subjects.
As she grew up, “life” as they say, “had other plans” for her but she gradually found her way back to her childhood passion. First in printing -running a company with her husband - then in publishing, where she learnt everything from initial design through to the finished printed product.
To further her knowledge of the latest fast moving technology, Sue worked freelance in the 80s for various advertising and publishing companies, including HLY Grey Direct, part of the global Grey Group (advertising & marketing) and PJB Publications (Richmond, Surrey). As a Graphic Designer, she covered typesetting, copywriting, layout, and editing, often responsible for the entire production of the magazines.
All this was to be in preparation for her real dream of producing her own, where she could originate the design, tackle research, and write and read to her heart’s content. She made the dream a reality and enjoyed every moment.*
Once again, after a while, life led her in another direction, including a natural progression into Web Design, until now, which sees Sue just "plain writing" and publishing her own work.
She starts with a Poetry Collection entitled “Doors Without Roses”- depicting the sad and often contradictory and confusing world of sex and love, muddied by domestic violence and vicarious abuse.
* In 1991, Sue was nominated for a Nancy Astor Award for her work in Media, covering women's issues.
And is a member of the SWWJ - Society of Women Writers & Journalists.
Where to find Sue Bodilly online
Doors Without Roses
by Sue Bodilly
Approx. 4,570 words.
Published on July 27, 2012.
Doors Without Roses . . . has been published to help raise awareness of Domestic Violence, whether it be Physical, Mental, Sexual or Vicarious. This Collection of Poetry - Journeys Through Abuse - depicts the sad and often contradictory and confusing world of sex and love muddied by domestic violence and vicarious abuse.
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