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Yvonne Spence (Melovy)

Apprenticeship Alum

Joined 5 years ago from UK. Last activity 4 weeks ago.




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Until I joined HubPages in 2011, my writing was mainly fiction. My first novel, Drawings in Sand, is attracting attention and 5 star reviews in the Amazon Kindle Store.  Two of my short stories have come third in national contests, and another was long-listed in an international contest.  I have an MA in Creative Writing and have taught Creative Writing to adults and children. I live in Scotland with my husband, kids and cats.

Apart from writing, I have worked in fashion design and teaching, so some of my hubs are on art activities and artists. I've also worked as a volunteer counsellor on a helpline for parents and I have attended seminars in Non-Violent Communication and The Sedona Method. I love to learn from others who have overcome obstacles or turned their lives around and live life to the full, and I love to pass on what I have learned.  The articles I most love to write are those that offer ways to enhance the quality of life. 

I write on a variety of other topics, including: healthy eating, parenting and travel. I have developed a passion for puffins, so you will find several articles here about those beautiful birds.

HubPages is a great place to write, and supports writers to increase their online writing skills with the Apprenticeship program. I feel honored to have graduated from the program.

Ten of my hubs have been selected as Hub of the Day. Some of these are: 

Fun Facts About Puffins For Kids.

How To Enjoy Solo Parent Travel With A Baby Or Small Children

“You Can Do It Sam” by Amy Hest - How This Children’s Book Inspired A Child To Give

 5 Delicious and Healthy Meals for Kids

Hedgehog Cake - a Chocolate Cake Recipe 

I've also won a couple of prizes here on HubPages. My hub: A Guide to the Perfect Family Vacation in the Pucon Area of Chile came third in the HubPages Know-it-All contest in March 2012. My hub: Nut Burgers with Shiitake Mushrooms: a Gluten Free Recipe won Best Healthy Recipe in the June 2012 Cookbook Contest.

Take a look around and see what interests you. Welcome to my world!

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