Widowed at 40, with three children still at school, I suddenly found myself with time on my hands. Wishing to still be at home when the children were, I found I could realise a dream, and attend University. Three years reading books and writing, absolute heaven!
15 years later I started realising another dream of mine, to live in Spain. It took three years to finally move there, but in the meantime, I kept a diary, mainly for the purpose of keeping track of when things were done, like deposits paid, money transferred etc. However, my diary started being speckled with anecdotes, amusing things I saw, interesting things people said, different food I tried, new places I visited.
Once living in Spain, I started to turn the diary into a book, finally self-publishing it with Kindle, and thus a writer emerged!!!