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Other Writing

Writing about writing

I interviewed many talented authors for The View From Here (TVFH) literary magazine (which started out as a print magazine and ended its life as an e-zine) from 2008 to 2014. You can follow the links below to read my interviews with a range of authors talking about their craft, and a couple of articles about my own writing process.

Jo Ramsey  Romy Wood  Emily Bullock   Andrew Oldham      Maidy Clark

Danny Rhodes    Glenis Stott    Ruth O’Callaghan   Keris Stainton    Megan Taylor  

The mother of all jobs      Stage fright and other worries     

Other freelance writing

I also write for websites, print publications and educational resources. Specialisms include: education, health and social care, disability, family and parenting and Plain English. Previous clients include Rough Guides, Disability Now, Need2Know Books, International Correspondence Schools, Pearson Education and Techademic Ltd.

Sample: I had several reviews published in the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain: Family Days Out - Westminster Abbey, V&A Museum of Childhood and Battersea Park.

DPPI2Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International

As a former editor of Disability, Pregnancy and Parenthood International journal, I interviewed a range of disabled parents.

Sample interviews:

Labour of love, the power of faith - Liz Jackson (of ’Secret Millionaire’ fame) talks to Shanta Everington about her experience of parenting with a visual impairment, the importance of problem-solving, having confidence in oneself and knowing when to ask for help.

Challenging the doubters - Louise Medus, author of ’No Hand To Hold & No Legs To Dance On - a Thalidomide survivor’s story’ (Accent Press) talks to Shanta Everington about her experiences of parenting.

Fatherhood and schizophrenia - Russell Hine talks to Shanta Everington about being diagnosed with schizophrenia after the birth of his son.