I worked as a Copywriter for a national advertising agency for many years, and then went freelance as a Marketing & PR Consultant in 1998 writing and placing numerous features, articles and news stories for clients in national press, trade publications, lifestyle magazines, radio and TV.
In early 2011, I finally put pen to paper for myself and wrote my first children’s book, Coming Home – Peggylicious and The Do Good Dog Clan. ‘Coming Home’ is the first in a series of children’s books which follow the exploits of my beautiful, black cocker spaniel, Peggy, and her best friend, a Tibetan Terrier called Archie. The two dogs help children in trouble, helping them overcome any worries or anxieties they might be facing. The books are beautifully illustrated by Elinor Geller.
The books and other Peggylicious goodies can be found on our website on Amazon and on Waterstones.com. Having self published the book in July 2011, I then set about promoting the book, undertaking book signings, radio and press interviews and developing the ‘Peggylicious’ range of branded products.
In order to hone my writing skills further, I decided to go to University in 2016 and take a degree in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. I’m in my last year now and am loving every minute of it. I’ve had some of my work published in the University’s Shadows Anthology, have appeared in a book of short stories written by new writers and have started submitting work to journals. I’ll be uploading snippets of poetry and prose on this website too.
If you’d like to take a peep into the team at Peggylicious books click on the video below. If you’d like to find out more about my life as a freelancer, please take a look at my blog VisionMPR.