Wallowing in nostalgia, I was sorting through some of my old cuttings recently. My first ever fiction in print was in the Irish Independent in March 2014. Since then I’ve had poetry published, and short stories in the Momaya Short Story Review 2015, The Mayo Advertiser, and the Writers Abroad Anthology Kaleidoscope 2015.
But I was writing a long time before that. So just for the craic, here is a list of newspapers, magazines and periodicals I’ve been published in (some of them I’ve been Editor of, too). In no particular order:
Ludlow Advertiser; The Aerostat (Editor); Coventry Jobhunter (Editor); Stourbridge and Halesowen News (Editor); Shropshire Star; Polygon; The Aston Sun; Worcester Evening News; Berrow’s Journal; Wolverhampton Balloon Club Newsletter (Editor); Sky High Balloons Newsletter (Editor); Birmingham Post; Evening Mail; The Guardian; Woman’s Own; She; Annabel; Woman’s Realm; Bella; Weekly News; News of the World; Dudley Chronicle; Sunday Mercury; Kidderminster Shuttle; Express and Star; The People’s Friend; UK Press Gazette; Campaign; Marketing; Dudley Trader; Kidderminster Times; Country Quest; Education Bulletin (Editor); Council Chat (Editor); The Real Times (Editor); In Touch (Editor); Health Connections (Editor); The Villager (Editor); Rock of Ages Newsletter (Editor); Orion Media Services Newsletter (Editor); The Greenway Emporium Newsletter (Editor); Positive Life; Roscommon Herald; Irish Independent; Una Bhan Newsletter (Editor); Roscommon People; Roscommon Champion; Leitrim Observer; Western People; Connaught Telegraph; North West Express; Sligo Champion; Mayo Advertiser; Mayo News.
Phew! Did I miss any? Probably. Does it matter? Probably not…
PS. The picture is of one of the pages of a beautifully bound collection of all the Aerostats I edited, presented to me by the BBAC. That particular issue included one of my own photos on the front page – my husband David piloting our hot air balloon over Worcestershire.