When I started blogging, I didn't seriously consider myself a writer; I lacked the confidence and self belief in my written word. But a lot can change in a short space of time....
- In 2012 and 2013, long-listed for the Best MADS Blog Writer.
- Shortlisted as a blog to watch in 2013 by A New Generation.
- Semi-finalist in the Lifestyle category of the Britmums Brilliance in Blogging awards, 2013.
- I read this post to an audience of 500 at The Bloggers Keynote, Britmums Live, 2013.
I've had a few short stories published in 100 Little Words on Parenthood, complied by Charlie Plunkett...
...And I'm currently writing my first novel, Four Gigs under my pseudonym Sadie Hanson. Here's some dust jacket blurb...
I don’t need the light to feel alive. All I need is the record groove, and my headphones, and the sweaty charge of an army of clubbers pulling shapes in an underground burrow, where the only illumination is the knife-like punctuation of a strobe and the inhaled tips of cigarettes and spliffs, to make the blood pump hard, over the limit, through every cell of my body.
Jessica Dance fills herself with clubbing, DJ'ing and music. It's her life and it's the only part of her life she feels good about. Everything else is, well, a little flat. That is, until, a friend, a stalker and a missing record box throw her into the darkness of a childhood accident.
Regular readers to my blog have described my writing as honest, evocative, descriptive and beautiful. Some of my best writing can be found in the Once Upon a Time posts which are essentially a personal memoir, and One Week, a creative writing and photography link-up. Fancy something more fictional? Why don't you give my flash fiction a read? I've also given a humorous reworking to a number of children's favourites; We're Going On a Bear Hunt, Stick Man and The Gruffalo.