MEMBER SPOTLIGHT JULY - CRILLY O'NEIL
Born and raised in Warwickshire, I come from a medical family. Writing held no interest until the wonderful Miss Locke entered my life at high school in Edgbaston. She inspired me to write and furthered my interest in reading. Her enthusiasm for the great writers was infectious and I am ever thankful to her for broadening my approach to literature.
Having completed my general nursing qualification; marriage, children and travel beckoned. This left little time for writing.
After living for in Newfoundland for six months, I found myself hankering for a warmer climate and immigrated to the west coast of Australia in 1974. There I attended university, studying English.
Fast forward to today. I now live on the east coast of Australia with my husband, six kids, two dogs and
a nineteen year old cat that can and does jump onto the garage roof causing great consternation all
As for writing, it is my passion, my escape and my addiction. My writing shed is full of scribbled
notebooks and inspirational first lines. One day soon, I shall organise them all into something profound
and infinitely saleable!
This is the Desk of our August Spotlight Member - Can you guess who?