I rarely mention I have worked for several charity anthology books; the reason for this is that while the books did well, contrary to popular belief having worked in an anthology did me no good.
I was asked to do a joint writing project some years ago for a friend, but the friend we were doing for had a fatal reaction to a riding accident in which she got paralyzed below the waist.
Another project that fell through was a proposed work with two friends when they came first and second in a contest www.alsdominion.co.uk/home/i-was-despised, and I got forced out of the top three that project got forgotten; even though for half of the competition in question I had been the leader. Another example of how people's perception of me changed as a result of a contest.
Several years ago, I had many invitations to guest blog on various sites, and I got told my stories were the most read, and for several months I wrote for a magazine based in Amsterdam.
Until December 2018, I did hope to get a writing contract, it was a long shot but it kept me going through the year.
I keep being told off for not blowing my own trumpet, but my work has been praised by readers from many countries for several years, truthfully, from the first stories I put online, you can read the reviews on this link - www.alsdominion.co.uk/reviews.html
Several years ago, I was asked to write a short note for a friend's children's story.
Around this time I was also asked to several online interviews, some were seen on Morgen Bailey's web pages. Morgen is a writer in the UK who is based near Leicester.
I keep getting asked if I am doing sequels to several stories, being honest, though I did think of sequels/extending stories the e-book sales never gave me encouragement to go ahead with the projects.
I don't mention that nine years ago I tried to commit suicide when a close friend died, this was the second attempt; the other time was in my teens.
I own five acres of land in Scotland; in 1985 I purchased five acres of land around Loch Leven to act as a respite for migrating birds.