As I wrote very good essays when I was nine, my parents and teachers hoped I would become a writer. I thought it would be much more exciting to be an architect or a sailor, but those careers were reserved for boys. At nineteen I ran away to discover the world, landed in the United States, married and started a family.
My mother, undeterred, gave me a portable typewriter for my 21st birthday. I used it to start grown up novels poking fun at institutions and social customs - books never finished as my targets changed when I moved to France, Canada, France again and back to England.
Two husbands, two sons, two stepsons and five grandchildren absorbed much of my time, as did brief careers in computers and the civil service, followed by many years as a psychotherapist and heart awakener.
In the nineties, I began to write again, mostly non-fiction, but writing children's books is much more much more fun. 'Emily and the Angels' came out as a paperback and audio cassettes in 1999,and 'Tom and Who?' as a paperback in 2005. 'Poppy's Pendulum' was published as an ebook in 2011. All three books are available for download and purchase on this site. Enjoy!
As well as writing children's books, I write articles, give talks and workshops on the development of consciousness.
And I love storytelling I spent the winter of 2006/07 studying at the School of Storytelling at Emerson College, in Forest Row, East Sussex, and now seize every opportunity to tell stories.
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The riveting adventures of an 11 year old girl who learns to dowse. Her father went missing when she was five, and she is sure he is still alive. But she must find him quickly, because her mother has a new boyfriend, who has horrible children. . . .
Emily and the Angels
The enthralling adventures of modern day heroines who set out to save the world and are themselves transformed. They survive terrifying encounters with baddies, helped by friends seen and unseen. The story is alive with images that call forth the imaginative skills of the young to help them meet their own everyday challenges.
Tom and Who?
While staying with Grandma, Tom becomes involved in a mystery. Children's pets are being stolen. Why? Tom and his new friends are determined to find the missing puppies and kittens, and embark the scariest adventure of their lives. Tom has some unseen help along the way from ... Who?
Illustrated by Zoe Collard.
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- Creating ebooks
on Oct. 13, 2011
This is a marvellous book. It not only answers your basic questions about how to publish an ebook, it also gives you the detailed instructions you hadn't realised you needed.