After writing and editing medical books for many years, I recently turned to fiction and have published two novellas, 'Carmen's Roses' and 'Blue Moon for Bombers'. I come from England, where I worked as a medical doctor specialising in psycho-oncology, until in 2000 I moved with my husband and cats to New Zealand and developed a new career as a Bach flower practitioner, life coach and writer. My other interests are choral singing and animal welfare. If you would like to subscribe to an occasional newsletter giving details of any new publications or special offers, please paste this link into your browser:
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I always feel 'in the flow' while I'm writing - totally absorbed in the process. I've also learned a lot about different subjects through researching my books.
When did you first start writing?
As far back as I can remember. As a little girl I loved writing stories - I remember a series about 'Mrs Greencat'.
An outline of the holistic healing approach, written for both general readers and healthcare professionals. Describes how changes to lifestyle and mindset, practice of self-help techniques, and use of complementary therapies can assist coping and recovery from illness. Includes practical guidance, references and case histories. The author has worked as both orthodox doctor and natural therapist.
This guide to the 'mind-body-spirit' approach to healing, and overview of the principles of natural therapies, will be of special interest to readers living with long-term medical problems. The author has practiced both as an orthodox doctor and as a holistic healer. Real-life case histories illustrate the text.
Were you born with a spiritual purpose? Do you have free will to choose your path through life? How can you best find happiness and fulfillment? This book does not claim to answer these questions, but gives a practical framework for exploring them. The text is illustrated by many true life stories, drawn from interviews and correspondence with about 40 people from New Zealand and the UK.
Jean Hendy-Harris was born in 1940 in Gravesend, a small town in the south of England. Growing up in a poor and dysfunctional family during the Second World War brought many hardships and traumas, but this fascinating book is no ‘misery memoir’. Writing with fluency and verve, she gives vivid descriptions of a time long since passed into history: sheltering from the bombing raids, exploring the abandoned chalk quarries, hop-picking in the summer, and very much more. The book ends with Jean, now a young woman, moving to London to start a new life. Her story is shocking in parts, but always absorbing, and I hope there will soon be a sequel.