I am a poet and short story writer and I live in Leeds in the north of England with my husband. I have two grown up children.
My main influences are Walt Whitman, Carl Sandburg, Dylan Thomas, and the 'Liverpool Poets' - Roger McGough, Adrien Henri and Brian Patten.
Music is a great influence too and I swoon to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, the Beach Boys, Sigur Ros, Beethoven, Bach, Charlie Parker and much more.
I love the subtleties and the elegance of the English language. When I'm not writing, I'm playing badminton or practising Tai Chi or talking to trees.
My book of poetry, 'Bread and Circuses', is available at Amazon Kindle Store (you don't need a kindle) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bread-and-Circuses-ebook/dp/B0038JESQ2/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341328214&sr=1-6