A little about me and my future plans: I am a mother of 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren whose ages range from 11 to 20. I am passionate about the community I live in and initially tried to make positive changes through my work as Chair of my local Parish Council. I now volunteer with the local community football club as Safeguarding and Welfare Manager. I'm there to ensure that the players learn about abuse and understand how they can gain support should they ever experience abuse within the football arena or at home. I retired from full-time employment 4 years ago, but when I was working, I started off as a research scientist. I then qualified as a social worker and specialized in the area of safeguarding.
I first started writing phonics-focused storybooks for small children in 2015 when I retired. There are 42 books in this series so it was a long-term project that I finally finished in 2020.
Whilst still writing my phonics storybooks, I wrote the first half of my memoir, 'One Small Word - Surviving childhood abuse' during 2018 using the 'Author Learning Centre's Book in a year program. (Follow this link to see my testimonial on the ALC website: https://www.authorlearningcenter.com/pages/p/gloria-everleigh-testimonial)
I consolidated my learning the following year by writing the second half of my memoir entitled 'No - sequel to One Small Word'.
But now I needed a new challenge, so decided in 2020 to learn how to write a fiction novel using the same ALC program, and am currently three-quarters of the way through it. Yet again I have my editorial group in place to provide me with their ever more valuable feedback. I'm so grateful to them. A heartfelt thank you to each person that willingly gives their time in this way. If you're reading this and would like to be part of this group, you'd be most welcome. Just drop me a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org
My latest venture is to work with a literary agent from the American organization, Global Summit House. Who knows what the future will hold. Watch this space!