I began professionally writing over 30 years ago, producing editorials, and informational pieces for magazines, newspapers and educational booklets. I contributed over 250+ pieces for a website which I designed and created, and which won the Golden Web Award from the International Association of Web Masters & Designers for Design, Creativity and Content, 3 years in a row.
Upon retirement from my professional business career I took up fictional writing and wrote an award-winning historical novel, and a series of children’s picture story books, as well as a variety of other works in differing styles and genres. I’ve organised a few writing competitions where all winners and runners-up have been published in a anthology books.
Apart from my writing, I now mentor writers across the world, including younger writers who are wanting to learn the craft of writing. Through my organisation mentoringwriters.co.uk I guide adult writers of all abilities through the maze of writing towards their ultimate goal of publishing. With the younger writers I do this through the Kids4Kids.org.uk organisation.
I have been privileged to be a judge for the BBC Radio 2’s ‘500 Words’ Children’s Writing Competition, something I thoroughly enjoyed. I also judge other competitions including those in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
If you need help with any aspect of writing or know a youngster who needs help then feel free to message me for details.
AN ALLi ETHICAL AUTHOR
BBC2 RADIO ‘500 WORDS’
COMPETITION JUDGE 2019 & 2020
MEMBER OF THE UK SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
MEMBER OF THE AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY OF AUTHORS
MEMBER SOCIETY OF CHILDREN BOOK WRITERS & ILLUSTRATORS
‘PAGE TURNERS’ AWARD
JUDGE 2020 & 2021
ALLi AUTHOR MEMBER
& PARTNER MEMBER
MEMBER OF CYHUEDDI CYMRU PUBLISHING WALES GROUP
MEMBER OF THE INDEPENDENT BOOK PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION