Moragh Carter

I live in Nantwich, United Kingdom

Moragh Carter

I live in Nantwich, United Kingdom

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This is me on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge that spans the Cumberland River in Nashville, Tennessee in July 2008. My umbrella is up, not because I was expecting rain, but because it was so hot. It was 95*F that day, but the river breezes made it feel a little cooler.

My writing career started after I retired, though I'd had the occasional article or letter published in various newsletters or magazines before then.

I entered my first poetry contest in December 2010, after seeing an article in my local paper. To date I've had nine poems published in various anthologies.

The first article for which I was paid was published in the Guardian weekend family supplement in December 2011. Since then I have had several further articles and letters published, both in the Guardian and in other publications.

In 2012 I wrote the biography of my friends, Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan, country music stars from Florida. My book, 'In Harmony', was published in November 2012 and has sold well (about 200 copies sold). It is available in both paperback and e-book formats from Troubador Publishing https://www.troubador.co.uk/bookshop/biography/in-harmony/.

My creative writing course, which I've completed, all but the last two assignments, is on hold for now, as I have too many other commitments at the moment.

I am now working on an illustrated children's book.

I am also planning to create a course that will help people working from home set up a comfortable office space, even when they have minimal space available.

I am a lover of country music and I have attended many festivals round the UK, in my little red campervan until it was sold in 2020, as well as going to country music gigs in clubs and pubs within easy travelling distance of my home. I also enjoy line dancing and oil painting.

I love travelling, especially going to meet friends and family in the USA, in addition to those in the UK. I have made many friends who share my passion; including listeners and musicians, singers and songwriters.

Click on the large 'W' at the bottom of this page to learn more about me, and see some samples my writing on my WordPress writing blog.

The URL to my travel blog website is

https://www.discoveringtherealamerica.com/

(or just click the orange blog button at the top of this page).

A website about how my travel adventures all started with a song heard on the radio, can be found on https://moraghc.wixsite.com/my-birdwalk-story