Originally from London, I have now lived in the beautiful hill country in south Texas for the past twenty-five years. I never thought I would live in America but life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. My husband was from New York so when we sold our bed and breakfast in England, we decided to travel round America and Europe in an RV for six years. On our travels I wrote a novel in the morning and painted in oils in the afternoon. I also taught writing and poetry in several campgrounds.
Apart from my nursing career in Scotland and England, my life has been spent trying to live with bipolar 1 with anxiety and psychosis. It has been a very rough ride. Now, thanks to a different medication cocktail, years of therapy, and learning how to take care of myself, I am in remission and have not been near a mental hospital in thirteen years.