Hello and welcome to my site. Here you will find my mumblings, mutterings and meanderings which I’m disposed to call “writing”. This is a weird activity I have indulged in since I was about nine years old and had a story “The Canary” published in the school magazine. Not only was this my first published work it was also the first time I came across the concept of plagiarism. My sister, having read the story, accused me of nicking it from elsewhere. I plead the fifth amendment.
Teenage angst occupied my…well teenage years…and it wasn’t until I married and moved to a farm in the Yorkshire Dales that I picked up my pen again and wrote articles and features for magazines, regional newspapers, indie radio and even, in a heady moment, for BBC Radio 4.
From a farm in the Dales I graduated to a divorce and the realities of paying my bills so I got myself a “proper” job and confined my writing to professional journals.
After yet another of life’s little tsunami’s I found myself alone, living on the East Coast of Yorkshire and in a moment of beverage-assisted bravado cried – a plague on all your houses – burnt my income-earning bridges, moved to France and decided from here on in I would write. That’s the theory.
So, on this site you’ll find stuff…stuff about my latest non-fiction epic “Close to the Edge- Tales from the Holderness Coast”; stuff about my life in France in the blog pages and, if I can find out how to make it work, stuff about my latest endeavour a book of short spooky stories in search of a title (and publisher).
Now, that’s enough about me. What about you? What are you reading? What do you write? How’s life for you? Technically I have about 300 followers for my blog however only about a handful appear to manifest themselves. Don’t be one of the missing 295. Don’t be shy. Get in touch. An email sent to:
Sheila@writeonthebeach.co.uk will generally find me.
If you’ve got this far, thanks for reading.