English by birth, I have lived in Scotland since 1997. Originally invited to come to Scotland by the chemical company Zeneca to work as an engineering buyer in their Grangemouth Plant, I have stayed to become a full time writer.
I have won several national competitions and local competitions for my short stories and articles, plus several of my short stories have also been broadcast
I am the editor of the 'Writers' Umbrella' magazine - a bi-monthly news-sheet for writers, with a membership that covers the whole of Scotland.
I do occasional writing tutorials, adjudications, and speaking engagements.
I am a member of the Executive Council of the Scottish Association of Writers and the organisation's Competitions' Secretary.
Locally I am very active as secretary to the Falkirk and District Arts and Civic Council, and as a tutor with the 'Big Plus' literacy and numeracy initiative in Falkirk.
I am a widow with one son and two grandsons, all of whom still live in the North of England.
Why not visit my website? www.barbarahammond.co.uk