Retired from legal practice and semi-retired from holistic therapy - although she still teaches Reiki and other workshops - Marion lives close to the sea in the beautiful East Sussex countryside with a long-suffering husband, a lazy saluki and an urge to write into the small hours.
I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. But Life intervened and I only managed to complete my first novel when I was over sixty.
My first career – as a lawyer – began in the nineteen seventies when there were very few women in the legal profession of England and Wales, and the dice tended to be loaded against them! My first small office on Romney Marsh eventually extended until, after a number of changes, amalgamations and growth it evolved into one of the top 100 legal firms in England and Wales.
My second career – in complementary health – began in 1994 when I qualified as a professional aromatherapist and also became a Usui Reiki Master Teacher. Over the years I have taught Reiki to hundreds of students. With my husband, also a lawyer, I ran a complementary health clinic in the Old Town of Hastings, East Sussex for several years.
All forms of holistic health interest me but it is energy healing, in all its various facets and forms, which I find most fascinating and from which I can never quite retire.
on March 09, 2016 :
I've long believed that buildings - houses, schools, hospitals etc - retain the energy of those who lived, loved and suffered within. Their memories live on, and in many cases, their spirits linger. I also believe some of us are able to feel, or tap into, the residual energy that lingers. Some can even see and hear them.
This sophisticated short story seems to showcase my beliefs. Not a 'mainstream' ghost story, it takes a look at the past lives of those who lived in the house as seen through the extra-sensory eyes of two visitors. The visitors, too, have their own story.
Easily a five star write. Can't believe it's a freebie!
Beautifully written and highly recommended.
(review of free book)