I was born in 1947 the oldest of three children, I have a brother and sister, my father died when I was sixteen years old, so my mother had the task of bringing the three of us up on her own. After spending a year at college studying bookkeeping I got my first office job, I have always loved working with figures.
My writing and concepts are simple and my hope is that children and adults will enjoy at least one of my poems.
I married at the age of 24 and was blessed with my two sons, my eldest died in 1994 aged 21, I have also been blessed with 5 grandchildren to date.
Divorced in 1999 I have since met the most wonderful man, we married in 2006, 5 years after meeting on a blind date.
When I was in my teens I wrote some poetry, but I let no one read it.
I retired in May 2007 after spending 17 years working for a local bank.
We bought a Labradoodle pup, whom we have named Beanie, now 2 ½ years old, but very much still behaving like a pup, we just love our walks together.
Over the years I have tried several creative writing groups, but it was difficult fitting them in while working and also they tended to close through lack of interest.
Last November (2008) I went to another creative writing group and suddenly found that I was writing poetry for children, just having fun and loving it, I received a lot of encouragement from within the group and others who read some of what I had written.
Then I decided that I would like my work to be published, it may be my one and only book who knows, but I wished to try and fulfil my ambition, I found the UKUnpublished website and here we are, scary or what, but nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Something For Everyone - Children's Poetry
by Mary Sinton
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-84944-012-7
Paperback RRP: £8.75
UKBookland Price : £7.49 including FREE Standard UK Delivery - available here.
Mobipocket eBook available here for 6 Euros.
Mobipocket eBook ISBN: 978-1-84944-030-1
What's written on these pages
Is for children 2 to 10 in ages
Listening or reading, you'll enjoy
Whether, you're a girl or boy
Fun and learning lie within
Just open up and begin