About Me

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 been working on a new book of short pieces about growing older, to be called “My Granny Likes to Stand on her Head”: reflections on growing older. This should be published in late 2020 or early 2021. You can sign up for an email notification of the publication date on the Home page of this website.

American by birth, I have lived in London with my English husband since 1968. We have two grown-up children and two grandsons.

My books:

Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers talk about their lives

Life in a Hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying

Wise Before Their Time: People with HIV and AIDS talk about their lives 

 

Interviews with me

About being an older or younger grandparent, by ourparents.com, September 2015
About my writing career, by Tim Guring, April 2016
About my writing, by BookGoodies, July 2016
About my writing, on Brenda Mohammed’s website, February 2017
About why I wrote Life in a Hospice, on Jane Davis’ website, April 2017
About my background and my writing, on Fiona McVie’s website, February 2018

At the Dublin Writers’Conference, June 2017, I was appointed Member of the Year by BooksGoSocial. This videoed interview was the result:

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