A little about me
I’ve been a carer for my Dad since 2005, when I was 21, after he had a brain haemorrhage. That’s my full time job anyway. On the side I’m a student at The Open University studying for a BA (hons) in English Literature and Creatice Writing.
I’ve always written since a very young age and, after various traumas growing up, I’ve taken it up again in the form of short stories, poems and blog entries with the hope of eventually writing about my experiences. I’m working on a few ideas for novels but not quite there yet.
I’m married to Gary and we live in Fife with our two dogs, Breagha and Hitchens. Having had severe Endometriosis and eight miscarriages since I was 16 I took the decision to have a total hysterectomy in 2015, so my fur babies are my kids. Not everybody will understand this but I have learnt to accept what life has dealt me in that respect.
As well as Endometriosis I have had the misfortune of dealing with sexual, physical and emotional abuse, starting aged 10 at boarding school. I battle with anxiety every day but every day I am grateful to be here.
My inspiration is life and the experiences I have had and continue to have. Hopefully you like reading my writing as much as I like creating it. It’s a mixture of fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose. All of my work is from the heart.