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. And 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 Life - Taking the Slow Lane in Tasmania 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.