Today Jan Moran Neil tells us about Evergreen and her writing.
How did you hear about our competition?
What inspired you about the theme?
I had been both fascinated and appalled by the story of Matilda Scheurer, a hat fluffer in the late nineteenth century.
I had written the poem but the story never left me. When i saw the theme ‘evergreen’ it spurred my on to write the story especially as I discovered my great-great- grandmother was a fancy box cutter at this precise time. So fiction took hold.
How did you get to write short stories?
I have been writing stories since I was a child.
In no more than three sentences can you summarise what made you become a writer?
I come from a performance stable. I write to perform.
What else are you working on?
My own memories rather than ‘memoir’ – as it is from this hub that all else
Jan Moran Neil: www.janmoranneil.co.uk
Jan’s novel Shakespeare’s Clock and Creative Ink pandemic anthology When This Is All Over ...
are available on Amazon.
Read Jan's story 'Scheurer's Green' in Evergreen