From an early age I wanted to write. I remember at the age of seven I wrote a poem and had to read it out in the school assembly. I studied shorthand and typing at Aston Technical College. In my teens I worked as a shorthand typist for an engineering company.
I met my husband at the age of 17, got married at 20 and started a family at 21. When my children grew up I found myself working at The Birmingham Post & Mail as a copytaker. I worked there for 22 years. I wrote many theatre reviews, holiday reviews, short stories (all published) before studying creative writing at Birmingham University. When the Uni told me I was a published poet, I was truly amazed.
I wrote a cookery book, this is available in the Birmingham public libraries. I also wrote a book of short stories which is available on Amazon. I have had many short stories and poems published in anthologies and am currently writing a novel.
I have recently written two short stories and a riddle for The Staffordshire Hoard exhibition and had my picture and work displayed in the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.