I've been reading books since I figured out what the squiggly characters on the pages meant. The first memory I can recall, from when I was around three or four, is also of a book, so it's not much of a surprise that reading gets listed top of my favourite things to do.
I've been writing novels and short stories for a number of years and to indulge this habit I write technical manuals and training materials. In the past I've trained subjects as diverse as computer systems, presentation skills, personal efficiency and a few other things I've long since forgotten. I could probably do with some personal revision on the efficiency materials.
My novels range from contemporary drama to murder and mayhem with the occasional touch of romance thrown in for good measure.
My latest novel, Writing the Stars is a romantic comedy. Anna King suffers a crisis of confidence in her abilities to write horoscopes when her life takes some unexpected turns.
I blog about writing, publishing, inspiration and life in general at www.shaunabickley.com and I’m on Twitter and Pinterest, but I am one of the few people on the planet who hasn't yet succumbed to Facebook, suspecting that if I did my writing time would fade to minus minutes.
My novels include:
Writing the Stars - romantic comedy
Still Death - murder/mystery
Lies of the Dead - mystery
Lives Interrupted - contemporary drama