I have been a writer all my life, having published books, articles and reports about people with specific health and social care problems. These were mostly addressed to professionals working in these fields.
But I discovered that my real love is writing narrative books, allowing people to explain their inner thoughts, experiences and emotions in their own words. I write on different subjects that capture my interest for one reason or another. These are all intended for the general reading public.
I have now written three such books, as set out below.
I have also just published a book of short pieces about growing older, The Granny Who Stands on Her Head: Reflections on Growing Older. This explores why I like being old and includes some memoirs. It is intended both for people who are already in their later years and for those who are coming to them, possibly with trepidation.
American by birth, I have lived in London with my English husband since 1968. We have two grown-up children and two grandsons.
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Interviews with me
Celebrating Grandparents with author Ann Richardson, October 2021
About my background and my writing, on Fiona McVie’s website, February 2018
About why I wrote Life in a Hospice, on Jane Davis’ website, April 2017
About my writing, on Brenda Mohammed’s website, February 2017
About my writing, by BookGoodies, July 2016
About my writing career, by Tim Guring, April 2016
About being an older or younger grandparent, by ourparents.com, September 2015
At the Dublin Writers’Conference, June 2017, I was appointed Member of the Year by BooksGoSocial. This videoed interview was the result: