Angela has enjoyed reading and writing stories and poems ever since she was a nipper!
Growing up, she always imagined becoming a teacher, explaining things to children in as interesting a way as possible.
But, instead, she left college and got a job in an office. She answered the phone and typed letters and ordered stationery. She even bought a suit and a pair of smart high-heeled shoes. But inside, it felt like she was just pretending.
For a few years, she almost forgot how much she loved to write! But thankfully, one day, she saw a red balloon float past her office window, and it inspired her to pick up her pen and scribble down a poem again…
After that, she never really stopped.
When she had grown up a bit more, Angela got married, and had four children of her own!
She would often take the children to the library and afterwards, everyone would bundle onto the bunk bed to read the stories they had borrowed.
Suddenly she had a lightbulb moment! This is what she wanted to do! She would spend her free time writing joyful, funny, wonderful stories for children!
And so she began…
Some of the stories she’s written so far include:
- A guitar playing goose;
- A runaway trolley;
- A squirrel who loses a treasure
- And a mail-tortoise called Hugo
Maybe one day, you’ll get to read them to your children.
Kids, Kids, Kids!
When her kids started school, Angela needed to find a job. But she really didn’t want to go back to an office. So, one day, she nervously asked the kid’s Head Teacher if there were any jobs going at the school! The Head Teacher answered: “When can you start?”
Nowadays, Angela works from home as a Childminder. She spends all day explaining things to 0-5 year old’s in the most interesting way possible!
This gives her lots of ideas for her stories!
BREAKING INTO PRINT
In 2015, Angela received her first ever YES from a publisher when two of her short devotional stories, entitled ‘Pitch-Black Patch’ and ‘Hidden Blooms’ were published by Keys For Kids Ministries in their quarterly devotional.
It was so much fun that she went on to write a few more, some of which include
- Teacups and Trainsets
- The Doll’s House
- That’s Not My Job
- Only God Can Do That
- and Don’t Forget the Toothpaste
You can read or listen to a Keys For Kids Daily Devotional by clicking on the following link:
She had also written faith-based articles and devotional pieces for Creation Illustrated, Devozine, Unlocked and the Devotable App.
Angela believes that nature is one of the best teachers. She particularly enjoys writing stories and poems which feature different aspects of the wonderful world we live in.
She also enjoys blogging about her travels, her faith, and the highs and lows of her writing journey.
When she isn’t writing, chances are you’ll find her pottering in the garden, cooking up a storm in the kitchen whilst listening to Country Music, or buried under a pile of laundry – usually odd socks.
Angela lives in South-East London with her husband Nathan, their four growing kids, two rescue tabby cats, and a rather rambunctious Fox Red Labrador, named Amber!
I hope you will stay tuned for news and updates.
Thank you so much for visiting!