Three children, two cats, one husband. Plus an enormous passion for yoga which I teach locally as well as a wonderful creative writing group. I have always celebrated words, right from the moment when I could first hold a pencil; my father being my total inspiration, a wordsmith in his own right. We would read and compose together and tell each other stories. I then graduated to my mother's redundant Smith Corona typewriter which gave me years of pleasure and an ability to type at some speed. I hated school, it didn't meet my creative needs. So... I trained as a teacher and spent several years with some of the greatest kids in the universe in the East End of London. Later, when married we moved out to live in Somerset, but the draw of the City still holds me tight.
I studied Creative Writing with the Open University and graduated with BA (Hons) My other half and I took our six month 'gap year' and travelled the world in 2009/10 - an amazing experience.
I am an online writer with a few publications and a member of the fabulous Ether Books. One novel - 'Happy Families' available from Amazon and another bubbling in the ferment. I am an addictive short story/flash fiction writer who loves to unravel stories and a 'twist in the tail' is always a wonderful surprise. Writing fills me to the brim with the most enormous pleasure and feelings of supreme well-being. It's better than chocolate! I have recently published three on-line anthologies filled with flash fiction and short stories: 8 DAYS (2014), FLASH-LITE (2015), DOUBLE TAKE (2015). These are all available from Amazon on Kindle for a nominal amount.
Angela Huskisson in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?1953 Up North.
What do you love about short stories?They are like some sweet little nut waiting to be cracked.
Do you write in other forms?One published novel 'Happy Families' Another in the ferment: some poetry, the occasional play.
What distracts you from writing?Nothing. When I'm driven, I'm driven.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Yoga, meditation,photography, fiddling with textiles, always making things, gardening, my cats, inventing recipes.
What is your favourite book?The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.
Who are your favourite writers?Dylan Thomas, DH Lawrence and HE Bates.
Where is your dream location?Anywhere hot.
What one item would you put into Room 101?Coat hangers and negative people. All bunched in together.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Always carry a notebook, use it like a sketchbook to record what you observe. Return to it when you are stuck for an idea- never be without it.
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