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!