Kairen Cullen

Biography

BORN Newmarket - GREW UP in East Anglia, the Midlands, Lancashire and Hampshire and attended 9 different schools. General school report consensus: daydreamer;
MARRIED aged 20 years to Roger, aka my rock;
CHILDREN - 4 - that is all you need to know - their lives are their own!
EDUCATION PROPER started in 1979 - Bachelor of Education, Bachelor and Master of Science, PhD
WORK - NURSE (3 years), POLICE OFFICER (18 months), TEACHER(10 years), EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST (23 years and continuing)
INTERESTS - Books - reading and writing - drama - TV - film - cooking - gardening - running - yoga - swimming - walking - dogs and cats - football
VALUES - If you have to label me call me a humanist - always aspiring to manifest empathy, congruence and acceptance

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
This is difficult! I'm just going to write about the first five novels that come to mind and in no particular order. I know there are more but this way it's spontaneous and not too thought-out. I've never been a fan of the boys' best/biggest/greatest lists anyway.....
1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte confirmed what I learnt as a child, i.e. life isn't fair and accidents of birth, e.g. gender, race, wealth and class must not be accepted as an inevitable precursor to the life that follows.

2. I discovered DH Lawrence's 'Sons and Lovers' when I was about fifteen. I knew love wasn't straight forward and that our earliest experiences influenced how we coped with the challenges and Lawrence communicated that complexity in such a beautiful, poetic way.

3. The Magus by John Fowles because magic and the mystical are important and everywhere

4. Emile Zola's The Earth features such beautiful writing; so tangible, so evocative of a place and time I could never know first hand. The epitome of how literature can take us into other worlds.

5. Blue Monday and all the other days of the week by Nicci French because I like crime and psychology and this interesting male/female writing duo build suspense, character and plot so well.
What do you read for pleasure?
I usually have an audio book, a Kindle text and hard copy on the go simultaneously so that wherever I am I can devour books. My reading for pleasure is very eclectic, i.e. classics like Dickens, DH Lawrence, Brontes, Orwell, Hardy; lighter stuff like Jojo Moyes 'Me Before You' and 'Eat, Sleep, Pray Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert plus her 'The Signature of All Things'; then there is crime and psychological thrillers and of course I read a lot of psychology-based material.
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Videos

About me as an Educational Psychologist
This video was made some time ago but I continue to hold the same basic ideas about what I do, i.e., Educational Psychology. My creative writing only really started in earnest about four years ago but is now my central interest. Obviously, the past and continuing work as Psychologist contributes and if you read my novels you'll learn about this occupation but there is a lot more to be told, and imagined...

Books

Splitting The Difference
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,500. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Kisane, a professional psychologist and Ralph, a senior construction manager met as children, married young, raised three daughters and like so many long-married couples are comfortable but bored. Kisane is being bullied at work and dreams of having her own practice.

Kairen Cullen's tag cloud

highlife    midlife    urban drama