A bit more about me
What to say about myself! I was born in Cornwall, spent all my childhood and early adulthood in North Wales. It was here that I developed a love of the countryside, reading and subsequently writing.
I have had short stories and poems published, self published a book on the myths and legends of Cheshire - the county where I have lived for over 20 years and photography is my other passion.
My current project is compiling a book for beginners on using Silver Clay for jewellery making. I have taught this subject for the last 10 years on a private basis, as well as designing jewellery. I specialise in personalised gifts such as fingerprint jewellery.
I am lucky that a small press liked my poetry in the early days and some of my work was published. Subsequently the opportunity arose for some erotic short story writing for a specialist magazine/clothing company. During this time, together with two other photographers, I compiled a book on the darker side of Cheshire.
Due to circumstances, writing had to take second place. Photography and jewellery design took up most of my time for many years. I became a tutor, first in Makeup Artistry (which I previously qualified in), undertaking my vocational assessor qualifications and later the PTLLS teaching qualification.
Though it may not seem so, this also gave me the opportunity to write. For the basis of my current writing project has been taken from the notes have have written over the years for the jewellery workshops.
Then there was my hobby of family history research and I wrote a small book about my grandmother and what Britain was like in her early life. Two years seemed to be swallowed during that period; it is amazing how much time is spent on researching something that is of great interest.
More recently I had article/jewellery project published in a jewellery making magazine, and this year a piece for a skin camouflage magazine. My other projects have been two educational DVDs on jewellery making using silver clay.
I am still a tutor in jewellery making and a member of Guild of Jewellery Designers.
Currently writing poetry under the name of The Rhyme Traveller, combining
nature, travel and history. Occasionally I write 'off the top of my head'
instant little verses on my
Rhyme Traveller facebook page and blogs on living with Parkinson's
Disease for the Huffington Post.
A little more about me and my work can be found in the individual sections of my website. If you want to read my own blog about having Parkinsons Disease click on my name in centre at top of page. I also have a facebook page - a link can also be found at the bottom of the page. Facebookpage .
Tel: 07939 476198
Address: 14 Flag Lane North, Upton, Chester CH2 1LE