Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters

“A month in to my Wild Patience, I was sighted by visionary wild swimmer and OSS press officer Lynne ‘Rivers’ Roper. She was drawn first by a scroll extract I’d posted describing my girlhood’s glorious sense of self-sovereignty got from the wild Cornish sea…Soon afterwards, she read of my hospice lifestory work and revealed her terminal diagnosis for… Read More Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters

Why I Write Outside: Laps of Longhand

Genius loci, one regular calls me. Spirit of place.  This season, I kneel daily beside my town’s historic lido, writing slow on scrolls of pool-length paper while swimmers do fast laps and grab the lunchtime sun. Writer-in-residence. Genius loci, one regular calls me. Spirit of place.  The emergency which delivered me into this strange occupation… Read More Why I Write Outside: Laps of Longhand