About The Author
Living in the South of England Daisy_224 shares many similar life, and dating, experiences as her protagonist; for this reason she has chosen to write under a pen name.
Having embarked on an MA Creative Writing at Southampton University, she was inspired to start writing Dating Daisy in 2014, although the book took 3 years to complete.
In her professional life, Daisy is a doctor, who has worked initially in General Practice and then as a Specialist in Contraception & Sexual Health for more than 30 years. Her main interests are in the areas of Contraception and Menopause. Daisy worked in a specialist Menopause Centre for 17 years before running her own clinic for the past 7 years.
Daisy’s’ second novel Daisys’ Love Secrets is being published on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2018. She is also currently working on 3 books about Menopause, Contraception and Sexually Transmitted Infections.
In Huffington Post UK.Daisy also writes her own blog, as Daisy Mae, on the addition she writes for the highly popular websites Menopause Matters , and Dr Ed . She has her own blog Life in Technicolor .
In Daisy’s spare time, she loves to ballroom dance, which is her major passion. She also runs her own book club, sails with her partner and spends time with her three children.
Quotes by Daisy
“I’ve always been passionate about reading and writing. My mother taught me to read long before I went to school. I used to pretend to be ill to stay at home and write stories instead. At boarding school I sat up with a torch and wrote stories for my dormitory. Then I would tear them into little pieces so matron couldn’t find them. We were very innocent then, so they were probably just about knights and white horses! I wish I could read them now!”
“I couldn’t decide between medicine and English, and chose medicine as I thought I would never be able to do these the other way round. At least the medical career has given me a whole lot of things to write about!”
“I am passionate about people, their lives, the stories they have to tell, their hopes and dreams. The best stories have a real human side to them and inspire emotion. I love to laugh – don’t you!”
“Reading is like disappearing into another world. You can slide into a good book like plunging under the water. Once you are down there, you never want to come up for air!”
“I’ve spent my life listening to patients’ problems and trying to help them. Listening is a very important medical skill. If you listen, there is just so much to hear!”
“I used to be famous for saying – ‘who needs sex, when you can have a good book and a Mars Bar!’...(Note the ‘used to!’)
Dating Daisy has been a monumental experience. It took 3years to write about what turned out to be, only 7 weeks of my life! I can’t describe how much I got out of writing the book. It was therapeutic. It was hilarious. I never really knew even after it was finished if I would publish it. The publicity campaign has been enormous fun. I have loved writing for book and blog sites, websites, newspapers and magazines.
I hadn’t realised the whole business of book production and then what is required to actually sell the book. Thank you to Clink Publishing, and to everyone who has helped me along the way, but especially to Gareth Howard my publisher, Kate Appleton my UK publicist, Jack Pike my media guru!, for all his help with my website, and to Catherine Carter for the fabulous narration of the audiobook.
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Daisy has boiled eggs for breakfast
Daisy and the Big Issue lady in Winchester
Christine my Dance Teacher, Daisy and the Big Issue piece
Edward and Daisy at Strictly Come Dancing