Mix a ladleful of social history with a spoonful of social commentary, a good measure of the past, a pinch of the present, garnish with a bunch of human interest, and enjoy!
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(I do...every day)
Hello and welcome to my website. I am a first-time published author. I’m so appreciative and delighted by the positive responses my work has received, and I want to foster that connection with a wider audience. I’m looking forward to sharing my future stories as they come to fruition, but in the meantime, check out my featured publication and various posts below.
Thank you for being here, it just wouldn't be the same without you!
“It is important that we know where we come from, because if you do not know where you come from, then you don't know where you are, and if you don't know where you are, you don't know where you're going. And if you don't know where you're going, you're probably going wrong.”
― Terry Pratchett, I Shall Wear Midnight
I was born in the town of Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, in 1959. After leaving Grange Academy, I was accepted into Ayrshire and Arran College of Nursing and Midwifery. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1981, and as a State Certified Midwife in 1982. I was fortunate in that I lived and worked in many beautiful and interesting places around Great Britain and America. My career began in Kilmarnock ( that's where King Street comes in) and ended in Chelsea ( you've guessed it, that's where King's Road comes in)
I returned to Ayrshire in 2017 with my husband and two dogs. We enjoy all the amazing scenery, beaches, and of course the rich and abundant history Ayrshire has to offer.
The only true creative aspect of writing is the first draft. That's when it's coming straight from your heart, a direct tapping of the unconscious. The rest is donkey work. It is, however, donkey work that must be done.
The first draft is just you telling yourself the story