I am a MA student at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England. I am in the middle of completing my Masters in Creative Writing. I am hoping to go onto to teach the subject after I graduate again later in the year. I live in the UK with my family who are my best friends and my greatest supporters. I decided to explore my talent for creative writing some years ago but I have only recently begun to write in earnest. `The Golden Veil' is a piece of short fiction I wrote some years ago which I have re-visited and re-written. I'm working on a number of pieces at the moment including a piece of non-fiction - a biography written in diary format. So do watch this space. As for my hobbies. I enjoy swimming, I hope to re-join the ladies swimming group at my local swimming baths. I also love cycling, keep-fit and horse-riding. I did take some tennis lessons and I hope to resume this once I have a little more time. I hope to post a number of stories on Smashword in different genres so please do feel free to read and enjoy. Best wishes. SYAA.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My motivation to become an author has to come from the books I read as a child. I can still recall spending hours with my nose in a book. To me the written word was the same as travelling in dreams. There is simply no boundaries and as a child I became fascinated. Though my interest in books continued as I grew older I found the glitz and glamour of magazines began to shape my life. I joined the world of work and loved my independence. Then after ten years I decided to better myself. I returned to college and took up a course in Creative Writing. My tutor at that time was a Stephen Loveless whose enthusiasm and energy inspired and moulded until my work was of a publishable standard.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has to be congratulated. They are an innovation. Smashwords has given my work an audience, a very wide audience. I have not only contributed to Smashwords but I also read the work of other authors and I can see from their work how they have grown in confidence. To see one's work published in a such a professional way is truly a boost to the ego. I can highly recommend Smashwords to every budding and every experienced author.
Olivia is a teenager who tells her own story about her battle to fit into a culture, a society. She learns the nature of a well kept secret and her life is left in turmoil. Will she accept the fate that has shaped her life or will she fight to learn the truth about her own identity?
Magdalene and Eden are two victimized women. In a chance meeting the two realize they have one thing in common - the same man. A decision is made to free themselves of the tyranny of the puppet masters. But on the road to Gethsemane who will lose their way?
Set in the Sahara Desert in the year eighteen ten follow the destinies of two women who re-write the course of history. Through the magical art of love and the true cunning of anointments. But who will prevail the Husainid or the Aghlabid Dynasties?