Flowerpot

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer/landlady
Location Falmouth, Cornwall
Introduction I am a freelance journalist with a Diploma with Distinction for Freelance and Feature Writing from the London School of Journalism. I have been a regular contributor to Cornwall Today (Regional Magazine of the Year, 2009) since 2008 writing regular walks, features, antique pieces, health, business and humour. I have interviewed Bill Bryson, Ian Rankin, John O'Farrell, Patrick Gale, Lionel Shriver and Rosamunde Pitcher for Writers' Forum and Cornwall Today. My work has also appeared in Classic Boat, Classic Sailor, Woman's Weekly and Nursing Standard. In addition I have written several novels, one of which is being read by an agent as I write. Discover Cornwall, my first book of Cornish walks was published by Sigma in June 2012, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers in 2014, Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark in 2015, and Walks in the Footsteps of Daphne du Maurier will be published in 2017. I am also a seaside landlady, getting used to life without my lovely husband who died at the end of 2010. I live in Cornwall with my scruffy canine Mollie and keep sane by singing, walking and seeing my wonderful mates.
Interests family, people, relationships, friends, films, singing/dancing, walking the dog, ballet, writing, reading, speculating
Favorite Movies As Good As it Gets, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty, Edward Scissorhands, Shawshank Redemption, The Full Monty, Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Oliver.
Favorite Music Beautiful South, REM, Supertramp, Elton John, Katie Melhua (sp), Sheryl Crow, most musicals (currently rehearsing Oliver, Wire Daisies, Eva Cassidy
Favorite Books Frenchman's Creek by Daphne due Maurier, all by Mary Wesley, ditto Elizabeth Berg, Julie Myerson, Fannie Flagg and Debbie Moggach, The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett, Rachel's Holiday by Marian Keyes, Filth by Jane Gardam