When I studied poetry at school, it was formal, hard to understand and iambic pentameter was the Holy Grail.
My poetry is not like that - it's my thoughts and feelings in black and white, captured at those moments when I felt so strongly, I just had to write it down.
You won't necessarily know what each poem means to me, but it's more about how the words make you feel.
My thoughts, your feelings.
Alex's Return - Secrets of St. Sebastian
Single mum, Alexandra McEwan, never stays anywhere long enough to call it home. She loves working as a software trainer, but now she has to relocate to the other side of the country.
Will the secrets she carries with her, including the identity of her daughter’s father, still cause her grief?
A traffic accident involving her daughter Lennie's school bus thrusts Alex into the path of her former lover, now police chief, Connor Smith. When Lennie goes missing from her hospital bed, Alex and Connor team up to find her.
But what else will Alex discover as she faces down her past?
Tall Short Tales by Tasha Taylor
A collection of short shorts and flash fiction for those times when you literally only have a moment. Fifteen tales of lust and love, of hope and regret, of life and death, including:
LET ME KNOW It's Mary's first Christmas without Frank and it's the first Christmas Eve she's ever spent alone.
THE VISITOR Rose is late back from shopping and her visitor - a market researcher - is waiting at the door.
MAYBE NEXT TIME The new receptionist at the doctor's surgery is puzzled by a patient in the waiting room.
Stars in Her Eyes by Tasha Taylor
Promotions manager, Leah Montague, wants a quiet night at home with her daughter. Her boss has other plans and asks her to help celebrate the opening night of the biggest nightclub in town, complete with a surprise star guest. Leah attends, but her plans to stay in the background are ruined when she comes face to face with her past.
Rock star Nathan Llewellyn is quickly getting fed up with fame and needs a break. A last minute appearance brings him face to face with the woman who walked out on him seven years ago. His life seems empty since she left him, and he blames her because no other woman has ever been able to take her place. Nathan wants the truth.
Can Leah trust him, not just with her heart but with her daughter? If she lets him in her life, what else will follow?
Linked By Love by Tasha Taylor
THE FRENCH CONNECTION Maxine Jenner doesn’t believe in fate, nor men right now. Artist Dan Luard is on the biggest high of his life. When a tornado hits Paris, Texas, the effects are devastating and wonderful, for both Max and Dan. A message in a bottle brings them together under unusual circumstances – for their own French connection. A FAMILY CONNECTION Cerys has to collect her sister's man and bring him to the Chapel for the wedding. What she doesn’t bank on is getting caught in a snowstorm with her sister’s charming Irishman – will they make it on time?
THE WRITE CONNECTION Freya Michaels was a best-selling author, but in the fickle world of fiction, one bad storyline can be a writer’s ultimate downfall. One last chance to write brings Freya to Connemara, Ireland, to a writer’s retreat. Handyman Dylan Fitzgerald acts as her muse, but can she write herself a happy ending?