I am a hypnotherapist/counsellor, and teach English as a foreign language. I have always wanted to write, and have had a few magazine articles published. I also like to enter short story competitions on the internet, my most successful one to date being: “A Child’s First Dictionary,” which was published by Momaya Press in their 2009 anthology. I recently self-published a children’s novel, “The Rainbows and the Secrets”, details of which are on my website, www.christinecox.org. I also collaborated with my sister and brothers on: “The Hole in the Hedge,” a book of memoirs about growing up in a rather eccentric family that stood out like a sore thumb in the respectable neighbourhood where we lived. I live in Hastings, England with my husband. We have four grown-up children and eight grandchildren.