Michelle McKenna

I’ve been writing stories on and off for years, but The Yellow Bills is the first time I’ve had the confidence to put my children’s story into print. I used to find that the best time for writing was on the train journey to and from work. However I’ve recently opted to be a carer for my type 1 diabetic child and work on my writing at home. I make sure my note pad is in close range and I write down ideas as and when I think of them. 

When I was younger one of my favourite stories to read was (still is) Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. In fact I loved it so much I used to try and think of ways to see how I could change my name to Alice. However I was seven so had to listen to my Mum, who said I couldn’t change my name until I’d left home. By the time that day came I decided I didn’t mind being called Michelle after all.

More recently I’ve decided that as well as writing children’s stories I’d write blogs to help raise awareness about type 1 diabetes, as our family was hit with the diagnosis when our little lady got very sick at the age of two.

Since starting this writing journey I’ve been so fortunate to have the support of my family and friends to keep me going and I’ve been able to connect with some pretty wonderful creative people. It’s amazing what doors open when you take a chance to work on your dream.

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