about fiona stocker
In my twenties I read a lot. Contrary to what you might think, Martin Amis was not one of my favourites. Sorry, Marty. In my thirties I tried to decide where to live and moved hemispheres. I recruited a man, and had babies, two. In my forties, we put down roots in Tasmania and I started doing what I'd always wanted to do - writing.
I still live with my family in the West Tamar valley, on a cool climate wine route in a premium tourism destination. We farm, my husband makes sausages and bacon (he's English, he can't help himself), we run guest accommodation, and I write.
I'm working on the book thing, and I love writing for magazines. I also do content, and will assess your short story for you.
Most excitingly, the manuscript for my book Apple Island Wife was picked up by independent UK based publisher Unbound in 2017. They're an innovative lot - like a normal publisher, but you have to crowdfund to offset the publishing costs. I did that in 2017 and the book will be out in paperback and digital format in mid-2018.
Currently I'm working on building my freelance portfolio, and self-publishing some romantic fiction under a separate name, a cook book, an e-book about writing short stories, and two children's books. It's a rich tapestry but thankfully it leaves enough time for Pinot Gris in the evenings.
I occasionally blog as the Apple Island Wife. You can find a link up above.
Do get in touch if there's anything I can help you with, and find me on social media too - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I'm on Goodreads too.
PS: I changed my mind about Martin Amis when I read his memoir, catchily titled 'Memoir'. Highly recommended. Just in case he's reading this.