i am a full-time gardener and part-time writer. I would love those two to be the other way around! i am currently working on a second book about my gardening life in france, and i also host a bi-annual writers’ workshop.
book no. 1 - Spaghetti Head
Can Nell eliminate her inner critic and finally find love? Could life be that simple?
‘I am just so excited to talk about this book! It is a passionate and delicate, yet truly heart tugging way of conveying mental health and its impact - an adventurous and brutally brave debut novel’. Books Beyond the Story
book no. 2
Currently a work in progress - and without a title as of yet.
It’s about gardens and France and colour and wellbeing
and weather and rain and mulch.
the writers’ workshop, france
‘From professionals to wannabe writers I defy any one person with an interest in writing to not be inspired by these workshops. You will be privy to a wealth of valuable insider knowledge and you will be constantly supported for personal success whatever that may be. If you don’t have a voice…you may well find it in these workshops. I did. I went from NO confidence, I think I might just keep starting things and not finishing them, to I am going to be a novelist. Since the course I have managed over 50,000 words some of which I am actually pleased with! You are given professional direction that leaves you feeling like you’ve been touched by magic’. Liz, September 2018 workshop participant.
I have written a diary since I was twelve, and some years ago I thought to myself ‘hey, that must mean I’m a writer’ – and so I embarked on short stories. I never quite got the hang of those, but drew a picture of a jumbled pile of spaghetti one day, that I felt represented my thoughts and emotions at that time – and the seed was sewn for the idea of my first novel Spaghetti Head.