another few reasons this is an auspicious day…

My son finished his Uni year 2. He is on for a first or high 2:1. That’s an amazing achievement. Well done Jacob Rush! My husband, no doubt, has helped some patients today. I have passed the first module of my Autism level 2 course. I have another acting job and begin to rehearse inContinue reading “another few reasons this is an auspicious day…”

If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day

Well, I have finally done it! I have checked and proof-read my book for the umpteenth time and I really hope there is nothing either I or the publisher has missed! I am very happy with it and so I being the journey toward the publication of my first book of short stories, The CameraContinue reading “If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day”

Suffolk Poetry Society 8th Festival

On May 14th, I will be performing in a new play in verse written by Peter Sandberg. It tells the story, through a variety of cleverly interwoven verse, of Janie and Paul, two unlikely lovers – one who loves gardens and the other who adores trains! But, as the play concludes, “Life moves on throughContinue reading “Suffolk Poetry Society 8th Festival”

Tales and tunes: Angry Ghosts

Last night I was honoured to play the Ghost of Anne Boleyn in The King’s Head in Woodbridge, reading from the featured Artist’s poetry book, ‘Thirty Angry Ghosts.’ This is an amazing and popular collection, featuring biographies about each ‘ghost.’ It’s great fun and really well-researched. The actors brought the poetry to life last nightContinue reading “Tales and tunes: Angry Ghosts”

New publications for the new year!

Hello and a happy new year to everyone. I ended a strange year with something positive – first I recorded my piece for a show on radio Suffolk which is connected to the Wolsey Writers. This project was about ‘Transformation Myths’ and my poem closes the show, along with an introduction to a song. It’sContinue reading “New publications for the new year!”

Winning and losing

I managed to get a very dark and emotional story based on a true life experience (not mine) on the shortlist of a magazine competition. https://www.eyriepress.co.uk/2021/12/03/2021-short-story-competition-results/ As you can see, I didn’t win it. I did receive two emails which hinted it was a clear personal favourite, which elicited a really powerful emotional response. TheContinue reading “Winning and losing”

The Rented Room-story taster

For a taster of the first story in my forthcoming collection, The Camera Obscure, head over to Amazon and take a look at The Weird and Whatnot July 2019. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Weird-Whatnot-July-2019-Color/dp/107900274X/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=the+weird+and+whatnot&qid=1633189492&qsid=260-1836950-8804444&sr=8-4&sres=B092DYF9NQ%2CB09CNZ71CL%2CB081CYM12G%2C107900274X%2C1798214415%2CB08GRSMM25%2CB085K85NK7%2C1708654526%2C1078469024%2C1887128891%2CB083SQFMHV%2CB00CA88JJO%2C1617741620%2CB08Y4FHRD6%2C0918728274%2C0879307617&srpt=ABIS_BOOK Read a preview: The Rented Room. (by Virginia Betts 2019) It is commonly understood that along with a birth, a death, and a divorce, movingContinue reading “The Rented Room-story taster”

Theatre project

At long last I am able to publicise the project I have been working on this Summer. Five of us have been working with the New Wolsey and Hightide Theatre to produce a professional sound installation play/piece called ‘Lullaby,’ which is a surreal and fragmented piece focusing on stories from a family in lockdown. IContinue reading “Theatre project”