"'We're all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.' Oscar Wilde" This is the biography of a very lazy writer: I was a terrible student in the 1960s, a happy mother in the 70s, a reluctant mother of three in the 80s, then an enthusiastic mature student and writer in the 90s. Now I’m a hermit writer and happy grandmother of six, in the 00s. The child that I was, left school at fifteen! I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve tried and studied many disciplines but writing is the only constant – music will be the challenge for my old age. Over a hundred of my poems have been published in literary magazines. Now I’m working on finishing that first novel, if I can just keep the focus. I didn’t begin studying for my degree in drama till I was 40, so I was the perfect student. My jobs have included: Acting, Appropriate Adult, Barmaid, Chambermaid, Selling wigs, Social work, Tarot Reading, Factory, and Shops…U-name-it. Teaching: English in Poland and Spain; Drama, Creative Writing and Arts & Crafts. There are five novels, all at different levels, waiting for me to return and finish them. I've gone back to the novel I finished for last year's Nano and am trying to rewrite the first chapter and get into the second draft.