The obligatory background bits first...
I am a Brit and a former English teacher who spent a large proportion of her life teaching others how to write but shied away from having a go herself. Yes, I was ‘that cow’ that made you share your work with the class, whilst horrified at the thought of doing so herself. You’re getting your own back now, aren’t you?
After many years of life getting in the way, as it likes to do, I decided in early 2016 to have a go at this writing business and see what happens. I have been telling ‘writery world’ (TM), to ‘do one’ since my first crushing rejection from a major don, i.e. my English teacher, at the tender age of 11.
I am now writing novels (optimistically in the plural), short stories and regularly blog on my, striving to be amusing, writer's blog, 'Reader, I Wrote It': https://lisasell.wordpress.com/