Private research has resulted in three non-
William L Hayes, World War One Dairy' was also published as a comprehensive website (www.williamhayes-
Finding Granddad's First Wife -
Writing groups taught me how to write
2000 word assignments every time!
Bravely breaking that mould, I wrote four novels set in the Welsh Marches: 'Freeing My Sisters', 'Things I Haven't Told You', 'Red Snow' and 'The Word Garden'. A fifth may follow, depending on how enthusiastic I feel about it.
Returning to short stories but with more substance, I produced a collection of seven short stories on a single theme. Naturally they became seven sets of seven. Whoever thought that writing forty-
Seven Deadly Sins -
Seven Ages of Man -
Seven Ancient Wonders -
Seven Days of the Week: Friends Receive an Invitation That Changes Their Lives
Seven Sisters -
Seven Dwarfs -
Seven Colours of the Rainbow -
They were fun to write and amazingly, Seven Days of the Week was short listed for a Novella Prize!!! All are available as e-
Wilma Hayes has escaped twice!
A native of western Canada, I fled to England in 1985 to avoid snow and harsh winters. The memory of them has been useful in my writing, but I have no wish to experience them again!
I am a Professional Home Economist, educated at the University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) and had a career in the profession in Canada for several years. Once in England I worked in state and public schools as Bursar until I finally escaped to the countryside in 1996. So far nobody appears to have missed me!
My passion for writing is ably supported by a view of a cottage garden in the Welsh Marches and my wonderful husband bringing coffee.