To all you readers and writers here in 2020… you made it!

You survived 2019; the Brexit fiasco, the extension of the extension of the extension and then, the pain of yet another election. All after booting out one failed prime minister for another quite possibly set to fail, neither of which we voted for! You dug yourself out of the snow and ice last February, baked in the hottest July ever and swam through the countless floods that fell and rose up from the saturated ground.

You trembled and wobbled as fracking became a reality,  and tried to hide your embarrassment as the UK came last in the eurovision song contest with only eleven points. You laughed as effigies of Donald Trump floated over London and above all; gauped as Greggs introduced its meat free sausage rolls!

So… it remains only for me to deduce that if we can put up with all that, 2020 will be a sinch!



“CHILLED MORTALITY” has been released.  After some months of submitting to publishers and agents, it has been published via Amazon.

This is my fourth novel to date. It came about after watching a bizarre programme on the delights of body freezing. A strange and bizarre practice, I couldn’t but think of what the implications might be, should things be completed in a carefreee fashion.

It is also somewhat of a departure for me, the main thrust of the story having a romantic element running through it. I think I’ve done a good job!

SYNOPSIS In a bizarre interview, Paul and Jan tell of their story from fifty years ago and their nearly insurmountable marital problem deciding their future.

Set in the world of GM Cryogenics they reveal the bodily abuse going on there, the practices of a deceitful management, the blackmail, plotting and murder, whilst within the white cylinders the dead waited for their renaissance.

However, behind Paul and Jan’s story, there lies one amazing fact!

I’d like to thank my daughter Stacy, for help in preparing the book cover, and a friend who has asked to remain nameless, for help in the reaseach.

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Current Writing.


You may well ask yourself how marriages survive in these troubled days. How a couple cements their relationship and how? Now, that’s difficult enough when married to one woman, but what does married man Connor do when he finds himself in the laps of three women all at the same time.   The Trouble is:  One – wants to love him. One – wants to hurt him and one – wants to exploit him, but which one’s which?



The Bangor Cellar Writers Group anthology includes many short stories and poetry provided by members. The introduction:

As founder of the Bangor Cellar Writing Group, it is a privilege to introduce this anthology of poems and short fiction produced by its current members.  It has been one of the great pleasures of belonging to the writing group, being able to listen and learn from fellow members.  Our monthly gatherings, over the past thirteen years, have provided both entertainment and inspiration. Sharing a love of expressing ourselves through the power of words draws together those interested in writing from many spheres, no matter age or experience. The group has grown from our initial number of ten to over twenty. We are always happy to have people come along and try us out and see if we suit their needs.

We can’t guarantee that you will necessarily gain fame or fortune by being a member of Bangor Cellar Writing Group but there is the opportunity to seek advice and opinion. For myself, it has given me the added bonus of counting many now as friends who, like myself, want to put words on the page with the undeniable hope that someday they may be read beyond its confines.

I must express my full thanks to the Poetry Group sector of BCWG for the effort they have put into producing this anthology.  Thank you to Jean Dawson, Liz Cox, Mark Winson, Geoff Lincoln and Don Draper.

We hope that you find something touching, beautiful or thought provoking in all of these offerings.

                Mary Ward  Founder of Bangor Cellar Writing Group

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POETRY Saturdays on my website and on social media, will include some Poetry.

I am a member, ever since September, of a kind of social club, no writer should ever snub…  I enjoy it and am quite pleased with my contributions. All of which and some of those belonging to my fellow club members, can be found under the Short Stories and Poetry tab in the navigation bar. Take a look.

If you too want to join in, drop me a line via the contacts page.