Last month I joined with Jane Eales and Margaret Watson to discuss our experience of writing about adoption. Jane subsequently wrote a piece for Ipsify - an online journal for adoptees and others affected by adoption. Jane (Secrets Spies and Spotted Dogs) and Margaret (Surviving Secrets) are both late discovery adoptees with unique stories to … Continue reading Writing as Therapy – Adoption
Once upon a time I was a motel receptionist. We worked back-to-back shifts: 3pm - 11pm followed by 7am - 3pm, and around again starting at 3pm the following day. When I finished at 11pm, I handed over to the night porter. Returning at 7am, he handed back to me. His tales of what had happened overnight … Continue reading CHAMELEON
I am very grateful to fellow blogger Derrick Knight for reading I Belong to No One and talking about it in his recent post. Doesn’t the cover draw the eye on this post! Derrick’s career was in Social Work and personal therapy, and he chaired three adoption/fostering panels. So glad my memoir passed muster with him! The UK sales are going well, both eBook and Paperback. My publisher and agent are delighted, and they are not easily impressed. Thanks to everyone for such support. It’s available from all High Street bookshops, Tesco, and the regular online retailers if you would like to take a peek.
Jackie drove me to and from New Milton Station today to facilitate my visit to Wolf and Luci in Clapham. From Waterloo I took the Northern Line underground to Clapham South and walked from there to Hambalt Road. I returned via Clapham Common.
‘Mister God, this is Anna’, by Sydney Hopkins under the pseudonym Fynn is a beautiful fable about a little girl whose ‘middle’ or essential spiritual core enables her to bear and surmount her experience as an abused runaway.
On my up journey today I finished reading ‘I Belong to No One’ by Gwen Wilson. What makes this personal memoir stand out is that the author is gifted writer whose creativity shines through her story told with deep honesty about her own feelings, and a sensitivity to those who fell short in caring for, or mistreated, her.
Albeit on the other side of the world, I have considerable…
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