I first learned to read when I was three years old. It’s my earliest memory. My first word was ‘pop’ and I can remember the way it felt when the penny dropped and I learned how to slide the letter sounds together. Magic! I passed on the habit to my children.
My son’s first word was Twyfords. He had a different system: looking at the whole word printed on the toilet pan. He swiftly moved on to Armitage Shanks and became a three year old expert on sanitary ware.
My daughter’s first word was sweeties and then Jelly Tots. Shortly afterwards she learned the word dentist.
I’ve always loved books. Now, I’m writing them. You can read some of my short stories in women’s magazines. You can read more here on my site.
My first novel, Patterns of Our Lives is a family saga set in Yorkshire and Norfolk. If you like stories with twists and turns this one’s for you. Does anybody really know where they come from? Are there things about our mothers we were never meant to know? In Patterns of Our Lives, Audrey Freeman is trying to find the truth about her mother. The dual narrative allows the reader to know more about Audrey’s ancestors than she knows herself.
On my FaceBook Author page reader Jan Davison, who had terminated her FB account says –
“I’ve broken my resolve just to say how fabulous I found the book! I could not put it down! Congratulations on a fabulous story beautifully told. Well done!”
My second novel is the first part of the trilogy TROBAIRITZ. Book One – The Storyteller begins the story Weed, 42 year old truck driver tells to a group of drivers at an overnight truck stop deep in the heart of Languedoc. Trobairitz were 12th century female troubadours. They were bringers of news and singers of songs. Their subjects were romantic love, current affairs, tradition and the place of women in society. Weed’s story includes elements of the same subjects but these are the very things which cause problems in her personal life.
My alter ego, Mick Alec Idlelife has published his first collection of darkly comic fiction on Amazon. Arse(d) Ends is ‘a cross between Alan Bennett and Tales of the Unexpected (5 star review on Amazon.fr). the appeal of Mick’s stories is ‘Dahlesque” (4 star review on Amazon.co.uk)
Click on A Writer in the Making if you’d like more background information.
I use my maiden name for writing short stories and novels. I have an author page on FaceBook as Celia Micklefield and my Twitter account is @cmicklefield.