I have been writing since the age of ten, inspired by the fact one of my poems got published in the Manchester Evening News. As a “grown up” I have been published by Writers Bureau, Beehive Press, Virago Press, and Crocus. More recently I have poems accepted by Best of Manchester Poets and the Poetry Box where my dark and Gothic writings are regularly published. For relaxation, I like to write poems about the untimely demise of my husband. I perform these at local clubs, and find this keeps him on his toes!