I have always been a keen writer and especially love writing poetry as it is the ideal way to express emotions and opinions in moving verses. I have fought a battle with depression for most of my life and this is reflected in some of my work and has given me a strong empathy towards other people and their feelings. I have won certificates and awards for my work and been published in anthologies numerous times. I was featured in a local newspaper whilst I was at secondary school because of my poetic talent and my work has been highly commended and brought pleasure to many people. I have many other interests including drama, dance and music and im both a nature and animal lover. I live in the quiet countryside with my husband and two lovely children (and various pets) but I also enjoy being loud, lively and sociable too.