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Location: Tyne and Wear
Gender: Female
Born: 29 January 1950
Interests: Writing, reading novels, gardening, swimming, travel, walking
Member: Standard
Joined: September 2010
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(I blog for a north East of England rock/blues band, The Boneshakers)
I also blog for North East Life Magazine online. My blog is titled 'Twigs, Gigs, Haunts and Jaunts' if you ever fancy googling it.
Since retiring from nursing and teaching health subjects, I started looking at the world of creative writing: since that moment, I've never stopped (writing, that is!) I've had stories and articles published online and my work has been retained by the small press magazine, Debut and the quarterly periodical, 'This England'.I'm also proud to be part of the Flash Fiction Chronicles community.
I live with my husband, son and two gorgeous cats on the North-East coast of England - a beautiful part of the country and the world, despite the rain and the snow (brrrr!) - and I go walking along the coastline and around nearby Northumberland National Park regularly. I have been commissioned to write travelogues and articles by 2 local hoteliers and one gite owner in the South of France. Lucky me!
I have a Linked-in writing buddy and of course, my heart belongs to Fan Story!
P.S. My Betty Boop profile pic doesn't do me justice - I'm much prettier than that (!) But you all know that, of course.
It's not whether you've finished your story, but whether your story has finished with you!
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sheilanewton: Long time no see folks. Sorry about that. I had my sister over to England from Oz and we went a-travellin' (hey nonny no) all over beautiful England, catching up with our roots - and France and Corfu Island (Greece) What a fantastic time we had - and now I'M BACK AND TRYING HARD TO CATCH UP!! Bear with me all of you who need reviews. I'll get there - honest I will!
July 2, 2011 at 5:41PM

sheilanewton: Just wanted to say another big thank you to all my wonderful friends on the site. I am still madly in love with Fan Story and, in Michael Jackson's words, "I love you all!" Oh dear, how very theatrical!
March 13, 2011 at 2:29PM

sheilanewton: Hi again everyone. Just returned from a long weekend in amazing BARCELONA. We trekked the Gaudi trail. Anyone interested in a bit of culture should go and see all of Gaudi's designs - not least of all the Sagrada Familia. WOW!
February 10, 2011 at 1:52PM
    Sally Carter: Ah yes, I went there twice a few years ago. A wonderful city, and I loved the Sagrada Familia. Did you climb to the top?
    February 10, 2011 at 7:07PM
    sheilanewton: No, alas - it being winter, they wouldn't let anyone up there - BUGGER!
    February 13, 2011 at 2:44PM
    sunny39: Oh, Shelia - a long weekend in Barcelona. How wonderful! It's been so long since I got to go anywhere (my husband hasn't walked in over 5 years now, so I'm pretty much stuck at home with him). But, I'm always so thrilled when I know a friend has taken such a grand trip as this. So happy for you.
    March 11, 2011 at 8:10PM
    sheilanewton: Hey, Sunny. Thanks for the good wishes. Love ya, as ever.
    March 13, 2011 at 2:32PM

sheilanewton: Hi - I've been a bit remiss not writing here since before Christmas.
Anyway, almost on my return, I won an FS writing prompt competition!!!! So how's about that, then???
FS have added a little froggie to my rankings and I'm moving up, up as a reviewer.
So, folks, lovely to be back. Talk to you all soon. I'm a proper little devil, me!
January 17, 2011 at 6:30PM

sheilanewton: Happy New Year everybody. I've had a great few months here on Fan Story since last September - just 4 short months - and long may it continue.
Having a short break until 3rd January - so see you then folks!
December 30, 2010 at 7:03PM

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