PUBLISHED BY WAVERLEY BOOKS
Sue Reid Sexton travels solo in a tiny campervan and uses it as a creative space and general escape hatch. For a day or weeks at a time, she disappears up glens and over mountains to write novels. Writing on the Road is about these flights, but its also a travel journal, a guide to living in the moment, to coping when your marriage unravels and staying creative against all odds, campervan do’s and dont’s, and how not to be scared in the dark. “Sue Reid Sexton speaks with courage and humour that shine through this inspirational, honest and moving story.” The Sunday Post
Sue Reid Sexton lives in Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Mavis’s Shoe was the first new Scottish novel to be published simultaneously in Braille and in print. It was Waterstones ‘Book of the Month’, in Waterstones ‘Books of the Year’ list 2011, a Books from Scotland ‘Book of the Month’, and was included in ‘Books to Treasure’ Book Week Scotland 2013.
Rue End Street is the sequel, as meticulously researched as Mavis’s Shoe, and takes us the length of the Clyde Estuary and all the dangers and turmoil of the port of Greenock, known during WW2 as ‘Port Number One’.
Sue has appeared on TV and radio talking about her work and is available for events and workshops.
Her advice to new writers is: ‘Do it and keep doing it until you know what you’re doing. Do it everybody else’s way but finish with doing it your own. Learn to run. I mean real physical running as in jogging if you can. I ran before I wrote seriously. What I learnt about running taught me a lot about how to write. Writing anything good, especially long stuff like novels, requires massive stamina, awareness of your environment and awareness of yourself.’
WHAT DID I THINK?
As I have a campervan, of course, I loved this book especially the truth and humour in it, this makes you realise what it is like and why we change our minds and get a different one. You have to try them out until you find the one that was made for you. A brilliant book that campervan owners will enjoy and should read.
She has a website: www.suereidsexton.com
And a blog: www.suereidsexton.blogspot.com