… or Alex, in her own words,
which are just lovely:
My name is Alex. I was born and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. I now live in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I work as a freelance British Sign Language Interpreter.
My writing is influenced by my weird and wonderful life. Although my poetry is very bleak at times, I really am quite a happy, jovial person – honest!
My dream… to be able to reduce my working hours, so I could devote more time to reading and writing. One day I would love to have some of my poetry published. At the moment I am writing poetry, my life story, and also I have two short stories on the go!
Last year I had the privilege of meeting the venerable Sangharakshita, the founder of the Triratna Buddhist Order. We talked at length about literature and poetry. I will never forget that day. I think the conversation we had, reignited the spark within me to write again. I have been blown away by such a positive and encouraging response from so many people.
Thank you to everyone who has taken time to read my work and to leave such encouraging and positive feedback. We are all stars in the same ink blue night sky.