Joined Jan 23 2014
53 years old
I am married to Graeme with four teenage children. I love writing and find writing in a prayer journal to be very helpful. After two MAs (p/t and gained ten years apart) (Creative Writing and Children's Literature) and doing lots of jobs, including 5 years of being a carer for my mum until she passed away in May 2014, I am grateful to God that I have an agent and have now published two children's books. I am trying to use my writing gifts to further the values of the Kingdom of God and to promote Love and Justice and Compassion. My first, 'Girl with a White Dog' (Catnip) (9-12 yrs) was published in March 2014 and has been nominated for the Carnegie and other children's awards. My second 'Lucy's Secret Reindeer' (O.U.P.) (5-8 yrs) was published in Oct 2014. My first picture book for Nosy Crow (The Fairiest Fairy), ilustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw, will be published in June 2015 and I am editing my second picture book for them. My second book for Catnip 'Dog Ears', about a young carer, should be out in April 2015, and my second book for OUP 'Lucy's Magic Snowglobe" in October 2015, so I feel very blessed and slightly run off my feet after many many years of not being published ! I am 50 in 2015 and have always wanted to be a writer, and being a late starter has made me very happy and not take naything for granted! I have completed a novel for adults which I would love to have published, but life is so busy with family life and writing children's books I have to put that in God's hands. I tweet as @Bridgeanne and have found twitter a great blessing and help to getting published.