At one thirty-three in the afternoon, on the second Wednesday in May, something happened which was to change Robert Handle's life forever. At the time, he did not realise it would be a change for the better. Rob is man who has reached his forties without achieving anything at all. To his mother's dismay, he has dug himself into a rut so deep it will take more than a shovel to dig him out. It will take someone...or something, very special. Paddytum is the funny, poignant and heartwarming story of one man and his bear.
Tricia Heighway started writing in 2008. She writes both prose and poetry, and has explored writing in many genres, but loves comedy writing above anything else.
Tricia was born in Leicester but brought up in Bournemouth. She sang, acted and daydreamed her way through school, which was also the last time, until two years ago, that she wrote anything. Despite dreams of being the next Olivia Newton-John, she trained as a nurse. Now she is writing full time (or, at least, that's what she tells people), she much prefers the new day job to the old one.
She lives in north Hampshire with her husband, two teenage children, an elderly cat, and a selection of gerbils.
Tricia was a finalist in the Brit Writers' Awards 2010.
Paddytum is her first novel.
She blogs about her writing here: http://trishtash.wordpress.com/