I have always been a scribbler – in notebooks, on the back of envelopes, in meetings where I should have been concentrating on something else – but it was only in 2009 that I decided to give writing ‘a proper go’. In 2009, I drove Route 66 and kept a travel blog to document my adventures. When I returned home, friends and family told me how much they’d enjoyed my ramblings. I had enjoyed the writing process, and determined to continue. Cue: my signing up for the Open University’s Start Writing Fiction course.
You can read some of my short stories here.
When I am not writing fiction, I blog about living with MS. I was formally diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2011, which I saw less as a chronic illness and more as another writing opportunity. My blog: If Life Gives You Lemons… Make a Gin and Tonic was born. I also regularly write for the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis charity’s blog.