There will be more information about my writing, singing and other activities later, but for now:
Here is my first published book of poetry:
The EMDR Years
I've always told stories, so it was inevitable that the two+ years I spent in therapy after a diagnosis of Complex Post Traumatic Stress disorder would be recorded in stories and poems.
Often, on returning home, a poem would just flood out like a fast-flowing river as spring melt. I began to share these, and when my therapist asked if they could use some with other clients I decided to publish some of them as a record of my journey. If you have ever wondered about CBT trauma therapy, then this is an insight into its impact.
If you have ever wondered about EMDR - a strange therapy that, in spite of my doubts, actually worked - then the poems give my view of the journey from initial 'what is this' to a successful conclusion.
My short story collection: Snippets and Short TailsMade Feb 2016