My name is Maressa, I’m married to Richard and live with our beautiful children in the Cotswolds, England. I homeschool our four (adopted) children, so some of the blogs under Life are inspired by this. Do subscribe to my newsletter to stay up to date, as there is a lot going on!

I love travelling. This was in The Netherlands, visiting family and friends

I started writing May 2018, having been inspired by Sims Mobile stories. I played Sims Mobile with friends via a forum, and started writing short stories, almost like blogs, based on the antics of my little Sims. I found that I loved telling the stories, imagining their conversations, describing their actions.

This made me look at life in a different way, so I started working on ‘proper’ stories. During November, which is NaNoWriMo or National Novel Writing Month, I wrote a story set in Crete. It was lovely writing about hot, sunny beaches and sticky baklava during a cold and wet November! I finished the story in January, then various other processes like editing happened, and it was finally released December 2019!

With Goldie in the rucksack. Goldie is just 8 months old here.

That made me think of more stories, so more books followed, as well as blogs, reviews and articles. I was even one of the speakers at an International Writing Summit, called Share Your Story Writing Summit 2021. You can listen to it here. (It’s an affiliate link, so I will get a percentage, which will allow me to buy new notebooks!)