I have been an exhibitor, judge and breeder of dogs. I have also trained some Spaniels and done obedience with Border Collies that I have owned. I adore dogs but was once very frightened of them until a couple of kids showed me how to stroke a dog properly. It was a Lassie Collie dog and it had lovely long fur. I fell in love with dogs there and then and would 'collect' dogs and take them home to my mother. She instantly told me to take them back to where I found them!
I love nature and gain great pleasure from walking my dog in the countryside. I cannot imagine going for a walk without a dog by my side.
I was born at the seaside and again just simply love to walk on the beach and watch my dog running free and playing. Maybe my dog grabbing a dead crab and eating it before I can say, 'no'!
I have always written from as far back as I can remember. I would send poems to the local papers and have them published. I sent my first novel off to a publisher when I was about ten. I continue to write daily.