Hello, I’m Angela!
I’ve enjoyed reading and writing stories and poems since I was very young. My mum still has my first poem tucked away somewhere, entitled “Snow,” which I dictated to her when I was four years old.
Bedtime stories and trips to the library were a regular feature of my childhood – brilliant stories such as Peter Pan, The Wind in the Willows, Little Women and the BFG introduced me to a whole cast of weird and wonderful characters and gave me a ticket to an exciting world of adventure!
My first serious venture into writing began with children’s Picture Books when I was a young stay-at-home mum. Some sixteen years later, (after many ups and downs, and a few stops and starts along the way), I’ve recently found myself drawn back to writing Children’s stories once again. I’m currently querying agents and publishers for representation. Some of the picture book stories I have written so far feature:
- A guitar playing goose;
- A squirrel who loses a treasure
- A mail-tortoise called Hugo
- And a runaway trolley
I hope one day you’ll get to read them.
Kids, Kids, Kids!
When I’m not writing, I work as a Childminder, specialising in Early Years, and so I’m fortunate to spend lots of time with young children, which is an abundant source of inspiration!
Breaking Into Print
In 2015, I was still unpublished, and a little perplexed, about what God wanted me to do with my passion for words. I began to wonder what would happen if I mixed my love for writing with my faith. So, I started blogging and began to search out opportunities to write for Christian publications.
A few months later, I received my first ever YES from a publisher for two of my short devotional stories, entitled ‘Pitch-Black Patch’ and ‘Hidden Blooms’, published by Keys For Kids Ministries. in their quarterly devotional.
It was so much fun that I 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
Since then, I’ve also written faith-based articles and devotional pieces for Creation Illustrated, Devozine, Unlocked and the Devotable App.
I am an avid reader – I love a gentle romance, or a quirky small-town tale with memorable characters. I am currently studying all I can about novel writing and planning to have a go at writing my first Christian Fiction novel. To see what I’m currently reading, and find book reviews and recommendations, you can access my GoodReads link, in the panel on the left.
I’m really keen to connect with other readers, writers and creatives to share inspiration, writing-related content and encouragement!
When I’m not writing, chances are I’m either buried in a pile of laundry, curled up with a good book, pottering in the garden, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen, whilst listening to music.
I live in London with my husband Nathan, our four growing kids, two rescue tabby cats, Toby and Cleo, and a rather rambunctious Fox Red Labrador, Amber!
I hope you will stay tuned for news and updates.
Thank you so much for visiting!