I read avidly as a teenager; anything I got my hands on. There was a library in my small hometown, housed in an old wooden building that leaned precariously. Despite its exterior, the inside was a reader's paradise. Lined along its walls were shelves stocked with Mills & Boon romance novels. I was hooked.
My love for reading gradually developed into a love for writing. In 1995, I published my first book: a historical fiction based on the experiences of my ancestors. Since then I have self-published 4 additional titles based on personal experiences.
In addition to writing, editing and self-publishing my books, I once wrote a story for a children's magazine. It was based on my fondest childhood memory. It was my story about receiving a bike for my Christmas present when I was five years old.
Additionally, I once wrote an article for a travel magazine/newspaper about a visit to the remains of an old castle, a relic from the colonial reign in the BAhamas. As a child, I was fascinated by the castle perched atop a hill in my hometown. i had envisioned the Lords and dukes and duchesses visiting there and enjoying the Atlantic Ocean rolling nearby and crashing on to craggy cliffs.
I have written a few poems, copies of which I can not find anymore. Usually I don't like wriitng poetry.
Much of my writing has developed out fo my journal writing. I discovered the healing properties of journal writing in 1996 when my husband disappeared. In order to survive that experience, I journalled daily. Now years later I have stacks of black and white notebooks/journals in which are stored lots of me. Sometimes i read through them to take a reflective look at where I used to be and I cringe. Often I laugh. More often than not, I am able to evaluate many things and understand where I am going.
On a few occasions, I have hosted writing seminars and conferences to teach women how to use the art of journal writing as a form of therapy. My first conference was very successful, as a group of surviving brest cancer patients attended as a group. It was a priceless experience.
I love writing!!!
Interests: historical fiction; basketball; watersports
Published writer: Yes