About Me

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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.


A magazine of Minimalist Poetry 
Scifaikuest I have some Sci-Fi haiku included in the pages of these two issues.

Feb 2013
Aug 2013

 My story, The Princess and the Porker, has been included in the 2012 anthology

Writers For Animals
sold in aid of animal welfare charities
in the UK.

available Amazon and Waterstones websites from 19th Nov 2012

I won a mobile notes e-pen from Writer's News and Writing Magazine for my story, opening on the subject of Ray and his job. I'm still looking forward to seeing it in print in their Win a Red Editing Pen slot
2012 Cafelit Flash Fiction Calendar competition won the March slot for my story A Splash of Perception

Postcard shorts published my 200 word story online.

I am delighted to say that (while I wasn't a Hollywood Haiku winner) one of my entries, Chocolat, was a runner-up in the competition. It's certainly a 1st for me!
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July 2011 issue Writers' Forum published another letter: Tantalising Snippets  My 'News Front' byline: Dictionaries Cornered Nov 2010 issue won me a year's subscription to Writers' Forum magazine! 
My letter 'Oh to win a Moleskin Notebook'  won me a Moleskine in the previous month's issue

The Cat magazine published my cat story: ‘Into the Great Wide Open' for their ‘Paws for Thought’ section.

2008, I edited and produced 4 issues of my own magazine, Cloth Figure Quarterly (with contributors from US and UK).

I've written/ produced my own 'How to' book called Fiddly Little Fingers and Tricky Toes which has proved popular, especially in the US

2005 Devon Life magazine published an article about my textile figures in their ‘Arts for Arts Sake’ section.

Nov 2002 - Dec 2005 Freelance Writer for an International Magazine: ‘DOLL’ (now no longer in print) where I shared my passion for cloth dolls and creative writing in 15 published Non Fiction articles.

2010 ‘The Shadow of the Man I Used To Know’ published on the Alzheimer’s Society website about my father’s vascular dementia and PCA condition: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ (content can also be seen on my 2nd blog post)

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