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 when I was in my twenties. 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, when I published my first works and took my first tentative steps into this brave and complicated new literary world, I thought I had better pull my finger out as it were. However, 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 didn’t really find the time as a busy single mother of 3 girls and feel now that I’m in my late forties, fast approaching fifty, that time is running out.
Everything I have tried to do relating to getting published or sell my art work seems to cost too much money – everyone wants to charge you a lot for everything to do with getting your writing and art out there and seen – and unfortunately I never seem to have any money spare after rent and bills etc. – I never seem to be able to catch a break. Sorry about the doom and gloom but that’s how it is – my sad little life in a nut shell LOL. So…I self-publish 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 a novel out, entitled ‘The Realm of the Purple Dragon’ (available to buy through Lulu.com and Amazon) and some poetry books – I don’t have a lot of time between working to write or do much artwork; but what I do create I am always pleased with and so every so often I will blog what’s new, whether a piece of art, a poem or a chapter of a book.
My novels for older readers are, it seems, perpetually in the making and as I continue with my spiritual journey, posts, artworks, products 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 and feel appreciated LOL
Please continue to watch this space…
God Bless and Love and Light to you all