One of my proudest moments was being elected and becoming one of the youngest ever presidents of the - highly regarded - British Magical Society; The oldest Magical society in the UK. It was quite an achievement and saw me making appearances on BBC Midlands Toady, BBC Hereford and Worcester Radio as well as being interviewed by many of the local papers and magazines. I was also lucky enough to be asked to play myself in the Channel 5, Children’s programme – ‘Little Attics’.
My second dream was to become a published author and it took a further sixteen years before I finally put pen to paper. Now, I just can’t stop and I’ve also succeeded in getting some of my short stories published. My first attempt at getting published lead to nothing at all but my second submission turned out to be successful and saw my short story ‘Framed with Love’ published in the glossy national magazine ‘First Edition’
I was delighted to be awarded runner-up prizes in two on-line competitions and another short story made it into print in an anthology of horror stories called ‘Ghostly Gatherings’. Most recently ‘Revenge’ an 800 word piece of flash fiction was published in the Worcestershire Writers Circle’s anthology ‘The Unbroken Circle’ which was published to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Most recently, in December, my poem, ‘Generosity’ was chosen and displayed in the Crown gate and Reindeer Court shopping centres.
Magic and writing are the two most important things in my life – next to my family, of course, - and writing is as magical as any trick I’ve ever performed. So if: “Writing is the magic then the trick must be getting published.”