Medical Secretary in Woking, United Kingdom
I am a medical secretary by profession and I have always written fiction and non-fiction in my leisure time.
Following the loss of my nineteen year old son James to a drowning accident in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey in 2005, I found a measure of solace in writing articles for bereavement websites, in particular The UK branch of The Compassionate Friends and the USA based Drowning Support Network. The feedback I received from others in similar circumstances, who found my writing helpful, encouraged me. I realised there was the potential to create a book that would help bereaved parents and those around them who were supporting families after the loss of a child. Into the Mourning Lightwas published in 2014.
I could not have done this without the unstinting support from my husband Shaun and my lovely family and friends.
Since 2014, I have been involved with the RNLI and their Respect the Water campaign, helping to raise awareness of the inherent dangers of water. I am also involved with the National Water Safety Forum which has just launched a new strategy to significantly reduce the incidence of drowning in the UK.
I write a regular blogat https://andreacorriesblog.wordpress.com which focuses on living positively with loss.
When I am not writing or thinking about writing, I may be found walking by the Basingstoke canal, reading, cooking, taking photographs ....