I am a retired teacher of Secondary School History and English and I love to write poetry and short stories. I have co-authored a poetry book titled: Open A New Door, with Robbie Cheadle, which is available on Amazon. I live in South Africa and love the bushveld, all animals, the environment and its conservation. I have four dogs and a cat and two grown up sons. I would love to earn a living from writing and am currently busy writing a romance novel. Characterization is what I find most difficult when writing fiction.