Joined Feb 2 2015
77 years old
I am a retired teacher of primary and special needs children. I was brought up in the Free Church of Scotland,mellowed slightly by membership of the Scripture union in adolescence, and now married to a catholic, I come with a broad outlook I hope!
I have had a little success with short stories and am have written a historical novel for children 9-14 about afictional apprentice to Nicholas Hilliard the miniaturist to Queen Eliz abeth 1 which is out therre looking for a publisher.
As the thread of that story is the twelve year old trying to work out where Chistianity fits in with all the disruption between the Catholic and protestants( while learning his trade as an artist and protecting his patron from accusation of conspiracy with the Babbington plotters) I wondered (being quite truthful! )whether I might learn of any publisher who interested in this sort of thing, through Christian writers.
I am now half way through the next story of the same character when he meets an african boy apprenticed to a conversso muslim doctor from Granada This gives me a chance to let my ,now 14 yr old boy, ask about the concepts of God in Islam. Some questions that children of today might also find interesting. Hope this is the info you want about me!