anita dawes

Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

Hi, my name is Anita and although I am 68, I am by no means a 'silver surfer'. I have been writing fiction novels for a while now, but never picked up by the mainstream publishers. They all loved what I wrote, but found it hard to slot them into a category! It came tantalisingly close, but no cigar, as they say.

After going twelve rounds with various mainstream publishers, I realised I would have to try something else. I saved all of the rejection letters, because most of them had very encouraging comments. If my mother had slapped me as gently when I was a child it wouldn't have hurt half as much!
I even wrote to James Herbert once and he was so kind and supportive.

Now I am retired and with the help of my sister Jay, (who is learning to be a 'surfer') I decided to dust off some of my manuscripts and try to achieve the impossible.
I am a paper and pencil girl. You could chain me to a computer for years and nothing would happen! Jay is managing to cope with it, but then she has much more patience than I do. (and she is as stubborn as a mule!)
They say you are never too old to learn, but in my case never is another word for infinity!

I thank God for my family, for I have a second chance to find out if anyone out there likes the kind of books I write...

  • Work
    • I am retired and loving it!
  • Education
    • pretty average really