Moragh Carter

I live in Nantwich, United Kingdom

Moragh Carter

I live in Nantwich, United Kingdom

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I am an artist, writer, poet, author, traveller, line dancer and a lover of country music.

This is me on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge 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 it sold well (for an unknown author). However, it is sadly now out of print, though a few pre-owned copies can be found via the internet.

I started a 4-year creative writing course in 2011, completing all but the last two assignments (on TV and film scripts).

In 2022 I completed an illustrated children's book, 'The Adventures of Digby Deep', which is available from the BookBaby.com and from Amazon.

https://store.bookbaby.com/book/the-adventures-of-digby-deep

I am a lover of country music and I attended many festivals round the UK in my little red camper van until I sold it in 2020. I continued to go to some country music gigs in clubs and pubs within easy travelling distance of my home and I enjoyed line dancing until the pandemic hit.

I also enjoy oil painting, mostly doing landscapes and seascapes.

I love travelling, especially going to meet friends and family in the USA, in addition to those in the UK. I have made many new friends over the years, including every day folk and musicians, singers and songwriters.

Click on the large 'W' at the bottom of this page to learn more about me

The URL to my travel blog website is

https://www.discoveringtherealamerica.com/ (or click the orange blog button at the top of this page).

The story 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

I can be contacted via my website contact forms or via [email protected]