About dicastlewriter

I have been writing since I could hold a pen.  For the last three or four years I have been working on an adult novel about a hearing girl growing up with her deaf sister. However, after discussions with other writers, this year, I decided to experiment by adapting it for the 7-12 years age group and also for the YA/Teenage market.  Meanwhile I am using some ideas from this book for articles and short story in the hope of raising deaf awareness.   I’m also working on a Family Memoir and a novel about a 50 year-old woman whose early retirement does not work out in the way she thought.  There are a host of other ideas and early manuscripts on the back burner.  I also write articles and short stories.  Two of my articles have been awarded First Prize at Winchester Writers’ Conference, one in 2010 and another in 2012.  In 2011 I received a Highly Commended for a retirement article and in 2012 A Highly Commended was awarded to my Echo feature.  Over the last ten years I have written a considerable amount of poetry, often arising from our wonderful life in the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset, UK.  I have my poetry collection – Grandma’s Poetry Book – with an agent at the moment. Illustrations for this will appear on my Facebook page shortly. A local artist, Denise Horn, is approaching completion of these fantastic illustrations. Deaf not Daft is approaching completion and I have an agent interested in seeing more of this. Altogether my writing life is exciting at the moment.

When I’m not writing I like swimming in the sea, walking, yoga, decorating, retail therapy and country dancing.  I sing with a Musical Theatre Company and we are rehearsing for Annie in April 2014.  I have three beautiful daughters, seven wonderful grandchildren and live apart together with my partner Bryan.

I also blog at http://dicastle32.blogspot.com


3 thoughts on “About dicastlewriter

  1. Hi,
    I have been reading your blog for more than couple of months now and have learned a lot. It is really good and you are maintaining it very well. I would like to submit my post on your blog (as guest post) with my website link. Please let me know if you are accepting guest posts for free of cost and I’m ready to discuss my contents with you, I promise you with unique, quality and 100% plagiarism free content. I am looking forward to get your reply.
    Thank You,
    Tanya Schenck

    • Hi Tanya. I would be delighted to have you post a guest blog. I have not done this before so I do not know the procedure but please go ahead and do it. Let me know if there is anything I have to do first.

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