I am a 31 year old poet from Heywood, Lancashire. I started writing at 12 and had my first book published late last year Prejudice and Pride by Katie Haigh
Permalink: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009ECABO0, this book is poetry about both physical disability and mental illness. I wrote it to highlight and enlighten those blind to these issues as well as to help others on the same path realise they after not alone.
I go to at least two open mics a month. And although I struggle with disability and dyslexia, I love to write and find it therapeutic. I am now taking on the NaPoWriMo challenge of 30 poems in 30 days. Which will be interesting.
Apart from the poetry the biggest part of my life is my two children. I have a daughter called Ashleigh aged 12, who is already following in my footsteps with poetry and has been published four times, and I have a son Jake aged 9. Jake is already showing signs of the hyper mobility syndrome which debilitates me so we are trying hard to prevent it from getting worse. I have been married happily for 11 years to my husband Richard Haigh. And I am lucky to have a Mum whose my best friend and a family which support and care for me every step of the way.