Wilma Hayes The Author

War Diary

Wilma Hayes has escaped twice!

A native of western Canada, she fled to England in 1985 to avoid snow and harsh winters. The memory of them has been useful in her writing, but she has no wish to experience them again!

She is a Professional Home Economist, educated at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) and had a career in the profession in Canada for several years. In England she worked in state and public schools as Bursar until she finally escaped to the countryside in 1996. So far nobody appears to have missed her.

Her passion for writing is ably supported by a view of a cottage garden and her husband bringing coffee.

Private requests have resulted in researched non-fiction:
 'I Wouldn't Have Missed It', an autobiography (ghost written), 'William L Hayes, World War One Dairy' was published as a website (www.williamhayes-ww1-wardiary.co.uk),
'Honouring W L Hayes, MC, World War I, 1915 - 1919'
and 'Honouring Pte Ernest S Cecil, 1915-1919'.  
These are limited editions, published privately.

All those short stories previously written? Many are now published on Wilma’s Facebook Page:

Wilma Hayes-Author.

                                       All books are available as e-books.

For hard copies contact the author at wilmahayes@aol.com

Writing groups taught Wilma how to write 2000 words every time!

Bravely breaking that mould, she then wrote four novels set in the Welsh Marches: 'Freeing My Sisters', 'Things I Haven't Told You', 'Red Snow' and 'The Word Garden'.   (The latter two are also published as e-books.) A fifth may follow, depending on how enthusiastic she feels about it.

Returning to short stories but with more substance, she produced a collection of seven short stories on a single theme.  Naturally they became seven sets of seven. Whoever thought that writing forty-nine short stories was clever, needs a long rest in a dark room and a glass of wine. Wilma didn't, and 'All Kinds of Sevens' - seven short novellas were published as e-books. Seven Deadly Sins - Seven People Behaving Badly, Very Badly; Seven Ages of Man - A Family Gathering=Troubles Ahead; Seven Ancient Wonders: Remarkable People Surviving the War - Each in Their Own Way; Seven Days of the Week: Friends Receive an Invitation That Changes Their Lives; Seven Sisters - Women and Murder; Seven Dwarfs - An Incompetent Board of Directors; Seven Colours of the Rainbow - Women’s Suffrage - Warriors All.

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