Veronica Bright loves telling stories. As a former primary school teacher, the best part of the day was gathering the children together and making up all sorts of amazing things. They probably believed there was an elf living in the cupboard, and the spider in the sink had the power of speech. They were the first frogs, toads and robots in the plays in her teaching resource books, Frogs in Assembly and Robots in Assembly. (Kevin Mayhew Publishers Ltd.)
Veronica’s writing career had a boost in 2005, when she won the Woman and Home Short Story Competition, and since then her work has won more than forty prizes, including fifteen firsts, and she has been published in over a dozen anthologies. This author fell in love with Cornwall before she came to live here in 1988. The magnetic personality of the county often inspires and invades her work.
Veronica is the short story adviser for the Association of Christian Writers; a competition judge; and she writes a monthly blog called ‘Let the writer out’. She gives talks locally on writing memoir; on the adventure that is writing (including readings); and ‘50 things to do before I rest’.
Cloud Paintings, Self-published, 2016
A Gift From The Horse Chestnut Tree, Self-published, 2016