I have had prize-winning and shortlisted short stories published in anthologies and online. I started writing poetry 4 years ago; work is published in South, Tears in the Fence, and the upcoming edition of Toasted Cheese. My novel Beyond the Samovar, set in Russia and England, 1919-20, is published by The Conrad Press. My second novel is under consideration by 2 independent publishers. I have had much encouragement and support on my writing journey; I want to pass this on to other writers. I belong to various groups and gatherings of writers both on- and offline. I am seventy-four and working on a third novel.