Geraldine Ann Ford

Biography

I have a passion for many things including life itself. I'm a spiritual medium and artist. I'm the author of 2 non-fiction books ‘When the Spirit Moves You’ and ‘On the Dickens’ Trail’. I’ve always been a bit of a non-conformist, which has led me to many interesting and sometimes turbulent periods in my life, but my love of comparative religions, intuitive arts, Buddhism and history, have served me well on my journey.
I lived on three different islands for 7 years, from the year 2000. The first island was, La Gomera, a small but stunning sub-tropical island in the Canaries, where I spent 22 months writing lots of poetry and making copious notes for my first book, ‘When the Spirit Moves You’. I then moved to Malta and lived there for 15 months with fantastic views of Mellieha Bay and Malta’s tiny sister island, Gozo. This gave me inspiration for my writing and spiritual work.
I was always drawn to Gozo and the writers, artists, musicians and spiritual people who were resident there, so I ended up living on this magical island for 4 years, until 2008; it was amazing to be able to live and work next to the turquoise ocean. My English and spiritual students used to come and stay with me on Malta and Gozo and they found it an ideal place to learn. On the 31st December 2015 I returned to live and work on Gozo for 2 1/2 years. I'm now back in the lovely seaside town of Ramsgate.
I enjoy motivating people, especially those who are stuck in their lives, through my mediumship and personal development sessions; it’s a joy to help them rekindle their dreams. Art and writing I enjoy immensely and I'm currently selling painted canvasses and hand drawn greeting cards. I started writing poetry when I was 12 years old, since then my work has been published in several magazines. I belong to the Broadstairs Folk Week Poets and I do readings in a few venues.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a suburb of south east London on the borders of north west Kent and we had a lovely house, but with five siblings it was rarely quiet. I used to write short plays with my siblings and we would act them out for our parents and whoever else who might have been visiting at the time. It was a lively, happy home and I enjoyed my childhood. I started writing poetry at the age of twelve and my dad, who loved to read my poems, used to take them to work and show them to his staff; I don't know what they thought but my dad was very proud of my efforts and of course this encouraged me to write more.
What are you working on next?
I'm writing a book about the beautiful island of Gozo, the tiny sister island to Malta. It will be a similar book to 'When the Spirit Moves You', written with humour and I hope sensitivity, about the people; the culture; the fascinating history; profiles of some of the locals, especially the eccentric characters and relating their funny or sad stories. It will be my take on Gozo and the Gozitans and I like to see the funny side of things. It is also a book about personal and spiritual growth, to help motivate those who are stuck in their lives. I am not afraid to up my roots and move to a different country as I see life as an adventure.
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Where to find Geraldine Ann Ford online


Where to buy in print


Books

When The Spirit Moves You
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 63,300. Language: British English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
After a broken marriage, broken relationships and a whole lot more, I decided to leave England for a new life on La Gomera. After all, life is an adventure and dreams are to be lived!

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Smashwords book reviews by Geraldine Ann Ford

  • Psychopath Economics: Part 1 – The Bull & The Bewildered Herd on Nov. 02, 2015

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading part one of Psychopath Economics and am eagerly awaiting part two. When Peter first told me about his forthcoming book I didn't think it would be my thing at all, but I was mistaken. I like Peter's style of writing and he makes it clear, concise and easy to understand for those not so well versed in this subject. I've had my suspicions for a few years re the behaviour of bankers and other economic institutions, plus doubts about neoliberalism and more. I have always tried to rise above social conditioning and following the herd, so to me this book is a revelation. I wish Peter the best of luck with it the book and I want to part of the revolution. Geraldine
  • Time Twins on Dec. 23, 2016

    What a great read! The plot was lively with its twists and turns which makes you want to read on. It is well written and original which is so important when writing a novel. The author has some ingenious ideas for a better world and some scary, but it is a work of fiction and one that I would highly recommend.