This week I consented to do something which goes against every introverted grain in my body. I have agreed to take my place on The People’s Friend website under their “Getting to know you” section.
Apart from the discomfort of
talking about myself, there is also a nagging voice whispering that I have no
place amongst such prolific and talented authors as Della Galton and Wendy
Clarke, to name but two. I silence it by responding that the magazine’s intention
is to introduce a variety of writers, both longstanding and newer voices, to
Then came a decision on the
photograph. Oh, horror! Do you dislike looking at pictures of yourself? Seeing
ourselves as others see us. My hair doesn’t lie right, with loose strands and
sticky up bits; the make-up on closer scrutiny has been badly applied; the
double chin is dangerously exposed. But perhaps it is only we who look at
ourselves so critically. Other people never notice trivialities but see beyond
them: what a lovely smile, you look so happy, etc, etc.
So I did it! I wrote a few
paragraphs about me, about my writing journey, my family and my hobbies. If you
want to read about the quintessential me, then this is the place to go: www.thepeoplesfriend.co.uk