I mostly write short stuff, flash fiction, and children’s stories. I think the inspiration to write came from my Aunt Gladys; she inspire me to read, and would give me great books for birthdays and Christmas.
You see, the books she gave me and my sister were the only ones ever to enter our house when I was a kid. I started soaking them up like a sponge, which lead to me making up little stories in my head. I guess that was the start, but it took a lot of years for me to take the next step.
My love of flash stems from never having much time to read when my children were growing up so I read very short fiction that got to the point fast. The children’s stories are a follow on from verbal stories told to my grandchildren.
I’m a retired business woman, after having run the accounts and office management side of our family business for many years. I now consider myself a writer, I also love to read (anything from Dickens to the cornflakes packet) in fact, if I don’t have something to read I go into anaphylactic shock.