5 mn read At age, 10. I made Christmas Crackers on my parent’s kitchen table for pocket money, and later TV Tuners, because you got more money. My fingers still bear the scars of pulling copper wires and soldering. I was not as bright as I thought though, as I could have got more money for the copper […]
6 mn read Janet Kelly, 61, is a writer and started writing novels in her 50s. She has four published books as well as a number of scripts in development.
5 mn read Towards the end of a working lifetime of being bullied and/or taken for granted, interspersed by failed attempts at self-employment, I felt I had run out of steam. I wondered if I could re-invent myself?
12 mn read I started my Spanish adventure in 1997, just as Tony Blair ended 18 years of Conservative rule with the slogan ‘Things Can Only Get Better’…
4 mn read Last year, Dr Eva Chapman wrote about her book, ‘Sexy at 70’ for us at ‘Advantages of Age’. Here she explains why she had to write her latest book, ‘Butterflies & Demons’.
5 mn read Joolz, 66, is a poet, novelist, artist, illustrator and professional tattooist. She came to prominence in the 80s when she was often called a punk poetess and was instrumental – Justin Sullivan, the lead singer was her partner at that time – in the rise of New Model Army. She’s still writing, painting, drawing and […]
5 mn read I’ve always been a fundamentally caring person, but when I retired from my last career, I imagined I’d be doing less caring, not more…
7 mn read Michele Kirsch, asthmatic isolator, mother of two, author, and furloughed chef, writes about her experiences of lockdown from a tower block in East London.
4 mn read Susan Latchford, 54, is unemployed in the conventional sense and brimming with ideas around the written word. Age (in years) 55 Where do you live? Chigwell Row, Essex, England What do you do? Right at this moment, I’m unemployed in the conventional sense I’ve been yearning for something but have never been able to find […]
2 mn read Sue Clark is retired and enjoys writing fiction. WHERE DO YOU LIVE? Oxfordshire AGE? 71 TELL US WHAT IT’S LIKE TO BE YOUR AGE? Mostly good. I’ve just enjoyed two major positive milestones: my first grandchild and my first novel being published. But the joints still ache and the wrinkles still multiply. WHAT DO YOU […]