Hello and thanks for visiting Put it in Writing. My name is Anne Stormont. I’m a Scot living in the Scottish Highlands and I’ve been a writer since I could first use a pencil. I’m also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world and have visited every continent apart from Antarctica. In 2014 I retired (slightly early) from a thirty-six year career in primary school teaching in order to concentrate fully on my writing. When I’m not writing I enjoy long walks, yoga, gardening, art, music and of course, reading. I love spending time with my grandchildren. I also have a penchant for penguins – the birds, not the biscuit. I’m sometimes a grumpy old woman, but I try to maintain a kind-heart.
ABOUT THE BLOG
Here on the blog, I try to process and make sense of the world by writing stuff down. Writing, for me, is definitely therapy. It keeps me sane – just about.
I do three types of posts.
- I post about my books, my work in progress, and all the other things that make up my life as a writer.
- I do regular book reviews of books I’ve enjoyed. I read and review all sorts of books across several genres, including non-fiction.
- I share my middle-aged, biased and often unscientific opinions, insights, and reflections on life.
I enjoy engaging with my readers, so do leave your comments and feel free to share my posts via your social media platform of choice.
ABOUT MY WRITING
I began taking my writing seriously after being diagnosed with cancer. I did a deal with fate that if I survived, I’d stop procrastinating. I survived and adopted a seize the day mentality – both about writing and life in general.
In 2010 My first novel, Change of Life, was published.
In 2014, I published my second novel, Displacement .
If forced to classify my novels, I’d say they were commercial contemporary fiction. They probably appeal mostly to the yes-we-can-still think-and-dream, post chick-lit, older, but not necessarily wiser, woman. I hope they show that there’s life after forty and beyond. I hope, too, that they something meaningful about the dilemmas, conflicts, challenges and joys of life in general.
And then in 2015, writing as my alter-ego Anne McAlpine, I published a novel for children called The Silver Locket. This novel is aimed at children around nine to twelve years of age and it’s a fantasy adventure story.
Besides writing novels and writing for the blog, I’ve also been a staff writer on Words with Jam, the online, bi-monthly, magazine for writers, since it started several years ago.
MY OTHER WEB DOMAINS:
Twitter: I’m on Twitter here as @writeanne
You can read descriptions of my novels on the My Books Page here on the blog. Or alternatively, you can click on the book titles above and you’ll be redirected to Amazon where you can also read the book descriptions. The books are all available as e-books and as paperbacks. They’re also available from bookshops, so please do consider buying from there if you can. If you can’t see them on the shelves, the bookseller can order them from their usual supplier. And remember there’s always (we hope) the library.