June 1995 - 2007
Scope - Milton Keynes Community Support Service, Milton Keynes
Jun 1998 - Feb 2000
Neat Print (Milton Keynes Resource Centre), Milton Keynes
Jun 1993 - Sept 1997
The Spastics Society - East Region, Huntingdon
Feb 1992 - Sept 1992
Milton Keynes Resource Centre, Milton Keynes
Apr 1989 - Jun 1993
Neath Hill Professional Workshop, Milton Keynes
Jun 1984 - Apr 1989
I cannot remember a time when I did not write and following the publication of a non-fiction book by Bettany Press (see below) I am working on a novel called "The Last Robot".
TopsyWeb holds the outline of "Unseen Childhoods: Disabled Characters in 20th Century Books for Girls" which looks at the way in which twentieth-century writers of girls' fiction have used disability in their books.
Bettany Press published "Unseen Childhoods" in 2009, and the book is unique in that it is written by disabled women who reflect on their personal responses to their selected books. For more information please go to Bettany Press' page about "Unseen Childhoods.
I enjoy reading, watching television, writing for pleasure, and I collect children's books both as a hobby and as an investment, in particular, and girl's school-stories written prior to the 1970s. While in Milton Keynes I also enjoyed reading plays with a group called Fletchers Players.
Between 1998 and 2005 I was List Admin for an e-mail discussion list called Girlsown, which discusses the appeal of girl's literature from all decades and all forms it takes.
I find working on websites very calming - even when they don't do what I want them to - and formalised my self-taught understanding of HTML in 2002 when I gained my Diploma in Web Design.
I was website designer for the New Chalet Club from 1996 to 2004, and in the late autumn of 2003 I was asked to maintaina site for Claire Hall Consultancy (although since then Claire has gone to another web designer), and my umbrella site, called MalosaWeb brings all my websites together.
Note: the link to Claire's site does not always work first time.
Association of Certified IT Professionals
Diploma in Web Design.
Keele University, Keele
Certificate in Information Technology.
Essex University, Colchester
B. A. in Literature, 2.i Hons.
Secondary Education at school and college, Tonbridge and Coventry
1975 - 1980
8 'O' Levels, 1 'A' Level and 1 years Open University pass.