I’m delighted to have been presented this month with a Sheffield Star Inspirational Women of Sheffield Award 2022. Even more, I am thrilled that my award is in the Marti Caine Entertainment category. If you don’t know much about Marti Caine, do look her up. Her family history, life story, talent, career, achievements and untimely death through cancer make her a truly inspirational daughter of Sheffield and sister of creative women in all walks of life. I feel humbled and proud to have been given this award. Thank you, Sheffield Star.
Earlier this month the Sheffield Star published a four page spread about my books and writing history, in celebration of my novel for adults, Rose Doran Dreams. I have lived in Edale, 18 miles from Sheffield, for 30 years, but before that I lived in Sheffield for 25 years, my children were born there and my daughters live there still with five of my grandchildren. Maybe I’m not a daughter, but perhaps a granddaughter of Sheffield. After all, one of my earliest novels was called Granny was a Buffer Girl!