I was warned, ‘You’ll get square eyes!’ from sitting too near the telly or at the computer screen for days. When the disco in my head first began, I put it down to such; doing the blaming thing. Whilst panicking allowed a headache with nausea to invade, a whole army of headlights marched across my vision. My pressing dilemma was how to stop it, despite eyes shutting. Alarmingly, repeat high-visual performances occurred regularly, albeit slightly lower key. What followed was a medical emergency. A promised laser surgery! My salvation involved some eye-watering technology that prevented sight loss.
His timely healthcare restored a vibrant rainbow.
I’m an East Midland’s writer who took up the challenge of writing, having completed a Certificate in Creative Writing at Lancaster University. In 2009, after twenty years supporting literacy in schools, I wrote my debut novel for the young adult market. Get Over It, adventures were published by Onwards and Upwards. That sensitively covered adjustment to life without Mum.
Before that, my prize-winning short story, Off the Beaten Track, was published on the web. It raised awareness of child abuse and challenged attitudes to gypsies. I’m passionate about contemporary issues and a young person advocate. This was recently published in an ebook anthology of short stories, called The Heavenly Road Trip with Help For Writers. The remaining stories are hopeful and futuristic.
For 2010, a Unique Writing Publications Short Story win with some lifewriting entitled Love ( a cathartic tale for adults about surviving a miscarriage). Now in an American anthology called Spiritual Awakenings.
From delivering creative writing workshops in schools, I’ve branched out into lifelong learning as a practitioner. For the third year I’ve enjoyed tutoring at Embrace Arts, Leicester University. Finally, I’m a member of the National Association of Writers in Education, for which I’ve written magazine articles.