Beyond the obvious, (writer, illustrator, bookworm and walking addict), I'm a mum to three great kids, and 'partner in crime' to my lovely hubby. I enjoy spending lots of time with my family and friends, and when I'm not buried in a book (writing or reading), you'll find me either baking, crafting, playing board games, crocheting, visiting museums, wandering around stately homes, or rummaging around charity shops and antique stalls (I looove vintage things)
Career wise, I tick a few of the creative cliches:
Late bloomer ~ I only decided to start treating my creative endeavours as serious career choices when I hit my forties (and yeah, I know I don't look it yet - thank you genes).
Self-taught ~ with no formal training I slip into this pigeonhole, however, I see myself as more 'self-motivated' and actually taught by the all the writers and artists in the programmes I watched or the books I read, not to mention the years and years of trial and error, before I started to play with the successes.
Fear riddled ~ I do know is if it hadn't been for the fear trap, I probably would've gotten to this stage years ago. Having said that, I know 'this stage' would look very different had confidence been a friend, and in a strange way I don't regret my path; it's mine and I'm in a good place now. I've learnt a lot about myself and I feel it's made me a better writer and illustrator, not to mention mum and wife.
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Here's to happily living a bookish life