Hello and thanks for visiting Put it in Writing – my home on the web. My name is Anne Stormont and I’m a writer. I’ve written stories since I was a child. I began by making up stories to tell to my four little sisters. Then I wrote plays for me and my friends to act out. There’s rarely been a time in my life when I’ve not been making up and writing down stories. But, because I was busy being a school teacher as well as a wife and mother, it took a very long time to get my first book written. I mainly write contemporary romantic fiction but I have also written a novel for children.
I was born in Scotland. I grew up there and it’s where I still live. But I’ve also travelled all over the world. My travels have included a teaching exchange to South Africa, two trips to Australia and several visits to the Middle East. In fact I’ve visited every continent except Antarctica – somewhere I really want to go as I absolutely love penguins.
I’m a compulsive crossworder, yoga practitioner, avid reader, keen walker and gardener. I can be a bit of a subversive old bat, but I try to maintain a kind heart.
ABOUT THE WEBSITE
The HOME page is where you’ll find my blog.
I do three types of posts.
- I post about my books, my work in progress, and all the other things that make up my life as a writer.
- I do regular *book reviews* of books I’ve enjoyed. I read and review all sorts of books across several genres, including non-fiction.
- I share my middle-aged/old-aged, biased and often unscientific opinions, insights, and reflections on life.
I enjoy engaging with my readers, so do leave your comments and feel free to share my posts via your social media platform of choice.
The MY BOOKS page is where you’ll find information and buying links for my books. (You can also click on any of the book titles here on this page if you wish to make a purchase).
ABOUT MY WRITING
I began taking my writing seriously after being diagnosed with cancer. I did a deal with fate that if I survived, I’d stop procrastinating. I survived and adopted a seize the day mentality – both about writing and life in general.
In 2010 My first novel, Change of Life was published.
In 2014, I published my second novel, Displacement.
In 2018, Settlement was published. It’s a sequel to Displacement but can be read as a standalone.
If forced to classify my novels, I’d say they were contemporary romantic fiction where the romance is mixed in with other issues. They probably appeal mostly to the post chick-lit, older, but not necessarily wiser, woman. I hope they show that there’s life after forty, fifty – and beyond. I hope, too, that as well as being entertaining they something meaningful about the dilemmas, conflicts, challenges and joys of life in general.
In 2015, my writing brain ambushed/coaxed me into writing for children, so, as my alter-ego Anne McAlpine, I published The Silver Locket. This novel is aimed at children around nine to twelve years of age and it’s a fantasy adventure story where three 21st century school friends find themselves back at the Battle of Culloden in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie.
MY OTHER WEB DOMAINS:
Facebook: I have two author pages on Facebook, one for each identity and they are here for Anne Stormont and here for Anne McAlpine. I post all my book related news to these pages.
Twitter: I’m on Twitter here as @writeanne
*I do not accept book review requests*