'A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.' - Salvador Dali
My children are grown up and so to fill the void I rescued a Jack Russell from Dog’s Trust, Newbury and he became my ‘4th child’.
This sparky little dog with a huge personality is my inspiration for 'The Secret Adventures of Rolo', alongside my love of history, reading, creative writing and a desire to share my enthusiasm with primary school age children. It has been a bonus to discover that adults enjoy reading about Rolo's historic encounters, just as much as 7-12 year olds and I am an accredited WI speaker.
I have spent many years visiting primary schools all over the UK, and as far away as the Middle East, China, Indonesia, and USA, talking about my books and inspiring children to evolve their own creative writing. The secret of my fantasy adventure success is using historic fact woven with lively imagination and crafted into a believable story, narrated by Rolo himself, aided by dragons!
I relish conducting creative writing workshops with Key Stage 2 children, hoping to unleash their imagination, encourage productivity and boost confidence whilst sharing a few writing ideas. The smallest observation can set a lively imagination on a fantasy adventure which knows no bounds!