My writing reflects some of my earlier life's experiences and shows my philosophy that joyful love is the key to growth and spirit. My writing started with a few poems. Also, I have written four mainstream novels, with one published by Eloquent Books titled 'Destiny, Love & War' and currently being marketed and another in the process of being published. They include experiences of a childhood in wartime England, emigration to Canada as a teenager, a marriage which ended in divorce due to alcoholism. I returned to England by marriage but several years later suffered the subsequent death of my second husband due to cancer. Two years later I married an Austrian (who served in the German army) who also died of cancer, after a decade of romantic love and a magical marriage. Both in Canada and England I enjoyed a business career working as an executive assistant to “captains of industry.” I was the manager of a large tennis club for many years. Most of these experiences are included in my novels.
My writings include passages of my life's journey. I have had a professional critique done on two of my novels (both with high marks). Recently one described my work as “compelling.”
To sum up, my experiences include:
-Growing up during the Second World War, with the Battle of Britain waged over our school and later the horrors of the V-I’s and V-II.
-Vancouver Canada in the 50’s, including music, fashion and life style.
-Alcoholism, the downfall of a promising young man and all that entails.
As an Executive Assistant with several large companies in Canada and the U.K.
-Cancer and events which lead to the death of two beloved husbands.
-Widowhood, how to handle the trauma with hope and joy.
My interests also include oil painting (my work is shown around the world in the homes of friends and relatives), writing and reading. I also take photos of my paintings, mount them in special window cards and use them for Christmas and birthdays. I have traveled extensively, visiting Austria several times, and many visits to the Hawaiian Islands where much of my writing was done.
In addition to the foregoing I have enjoyed Latin/American dancing. This all came to an end when I suffered a stroke. This event affected the nerves in my entire left side with what they call “Paranesthea.” There is no medication for this condition, but I find the concentration in painting and reading distracts the symptoms of the condition. I count my blessing that I had years of activity and a joyful life.
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