I’m Diane. I have traveled round much of Northern Europe and now live on the North Wales coast where I write short stories, flash fiction and am working on a novel. My inspiration for my writing comes from my travels, my faith, my friends and family, as well falling into my head whilst I’m walking my little dog on the beach or in the mountains. All of this lead to my first publication, The Little Yellow Boat. Since the publication of The Little Yellow Boat I have subsequently published a book of photographs and poems from my walks titled Inspirations From Walking in North Wales.
I have always written for as long as I can remember though unfortunately have lost all my writing from when I was a child, though do remember writing a play about Thomas a Becket and an American detective story. My life motto is “if in doubt write”
Because of my love of writing I also facilitate writing groups for adults and children.
I run various small groups of adults in Abergele and the surrounding area under the name Barefoot At The Kitchen Table, some in general creative writing, others in writing for well-being or memoir writing. To find out more and book a place go to Writing Workshops
As well as working with adults I have also worked with local primary and secondary schools on various historical and creative writing projects. To view some of the projects I have done, and to contact me go to my Writing Workshops page, where you also find a video of my storytelling at Gwrych Castle
Contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
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After thirty years living in different places in the UK and Western Europe, meeting interesting and varied aspects of humanity, I had a significant encounter with God, married, had children, was a single parent for ten years, remarried and moved to the North Wales.. My writing explores events from my childhood, my faith, my travels, my time as a single parent, as well as my relationships and friendships. I often fictionalizing my experiences
I am married to Ian and mother of two grown up children, Ben and Tabitha, who I have dedicated The Little Yellow Boat to