Writing was my first love. I found it when I was
still young and innocent, and together we explored the world...
I used to stay up until the wee hours of the morning,
reading mostly myths, legends, spooky stories of the supernatural
and science! And then in the day I would write and make up new marvels
about the universe.
Unfortunately I abandoned Writing as I grew older.
There were disagreements, misunderstandings and so on, but really
what broke us up was the 'real' world of my life, and the people
who came between us.
I left Writing for Art. I am happy to say that
Art has been my steadfast and true companion all these years - we
have built a healthy, nurturing, inspiring and faithful relationship.
But I always missed Writing... yearning for it
secretly in the dark. I tried to rekindle our relationship a few
times over the years, but Writing turned its back on me, refusing
to let me in. I only ever received blank pages in return for my
attempts at communication.
Then something changed. I think it was when I
finally returned to the home where we had first met and spent those
happy years together...
Suddenly Writing was returning to me, and stumbling
and bumbling we began to communicate once again.
Since then I have written three children's stories
(which I am illustrating too, for Writing and Art and I have now
settled into a most agreeable little threesome), a fable and also
have a few more adult projects on the go.
Chinchilla Princess is a fable I wrote when my sister
asked me to write her a story for her birthday. I don't think either
of us expected what emerged! It's about choosing what's right for
you, I guess, and is published here in its entirety, as it was always
intended as a gift.
The Ghost Emergency
Procedure, Monsters, Schmonsters!
and Crazy Daisy are children's
stories I am seeking to get published. So for now I have only put
samples of them on the site... little teasers, I guess you could