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!

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!)