Hello everyone, my name is Laura Crean and I am a Christian, a Mother, an author, artist and poet.
I am a very artistic person and my imagination is pretty complex LOL. I have been writing on and off pretty much all of my life and started writing novels about 20 years ago. I suppose I have been too shy or down on myself to try to publish before now and my life has been pretty up and down, so I am only now just starting to feel I need to bring my work out of the trunk and into the sunshine for all to see.
Every writer I talk to tells me I should be blogging and so now that I have published my first works and am taking my first tentative steps into this brave and complicated new literary world, I thought I had better pull my finger out as it were.
This world of writing is a tough place to be. I thought rather naively that I would just write up my manuscripts and get them published!!! Eh No!
I haven’t really found the time as a busy single mother of 3 girls and now the big 40 and I keep worrying that time is running out.
Everything I try to do relating to getting published seems to cost money – everyone wants to charge you for everything to do with getting your writing out there and seen – and unfortunately I don’t have any money spare as a poor single mother who doesn’t seem to be able to catch a break. So…I am self-publishing a little at a time and I am gradually building up my series of children’s and young adult’s books in a scheme called ‘The Rainbow Rune Series’ and even though I have my first novel out, entitled ‘The Realm of the Purple Dragon’ (available to buy through Lulu.com and Amazon) and some poetry books – I am also working on my toddler and infant books at the moment; basically because I have been struggling with depression and these bright and colourful children’s books have really given me a focus and are helping me to feel better about myself and my life.
My novels for older readers are also in the making and as I continue with my spiritual journey, posts and books will emerge reflecting that side of my nature too…
So there you have it, that is my introduction to you all. I have a lot to offer the world through my writing and my art and if you check out all my links to my other sites, you will be able to buy my work and find out more about what I get up to.
I really do hope and encourage you all to share this blog – as an artist it is so important that people appreciate your art and as a word-smith it is so important that people read and appreciate your writing, but also that people buy an artist’s work, whether it is books or art works – because artists need to pay the bills and feed the kids too LOL.
Update: May 2018
Hi everyone. I have just decided to add a little update here. I was going to edit completely but I’m not sure at the moment what to change so I am just adding this little extra for now.
Needless to say my writing didn’t really take off, plus I had a few years of illness and just life getting in the way. I am now, and have been for a few years now, been concentrating on earning a living (at present as s Care Assistant), taking care of my family and my relationship with Jesus.
When I am not working, at church or taking care of my family, I have little time, therefore my works of art and writing have taken very much a back seat. Please continue to follow my updates and postings, as I have been inspired to share poetry, dreams, paintings, crafts and various things that come out of scripture and my own experiences.
Please continue to watch this space…
God Bless and Love and Light to you all