More About the Author
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I was born a native of Stratford in the East End of London in September 1952 and raised in nearby Leyton, developing a lifelong interest in literature. I joined my local library when I was three. Unfortunately, I had an awful education due to dyslexia. I was caned often because I could not learn. Therefore, I am entirely self-taught. Many of my thirty novels have been proofread (and then republished) by me several times. Nevertheless, on occasions, I still find mistakes, and I apologise in advance.
My favourite book is a dictionary and I often find joy with the correct placement of a single word. I am noted for including 'cookies' or 'Easter eggs' in much of my work and I delight in incorporating coincidences and parallels from our real world.
A polymath, shy, slightly synaesthete with a predilection for the supernatural since childhood and transgendered, after working at hundreds of jobs for twenty-five years, in 1994, after the death of my parents, I decided to change my life around and write as a transgendered woman. Although having assisted in various TV and film projects, I enjoy privacy and I am known for my hermit-like existence, being fully cognizance of how people react to my preferred gender. However, I am known for my positive outlook and broad sense of humour.
I feel comfortable working simply. During the embryonic stages of a piece, I prefer to have very little between myself and content. Although my pieces are written up and further constructed on a word processor, the initial, 'layering of the landscape' is achieved with nothing more than a sharp HB pencil, a wad of new paper and a clean white eraser. This method of creation, I accept as pure, free from electronic distraction and infinitely and immediately alterable. Pareidolia often plays a part in my creative process.
A lifelong migraine and panic sufferer, my work reflects the subterranean, saturnian, plutonic, spiritual, solar and luna aspects of human existence as I continuously attempt to understand our world. A lifelong fascination with time, abandonment, love and death are four qualities which motivate me.