I’ve been to Sochi. I hadn’t planned to go but two weeks before the opening ceremony my niece, Karly Piper Shorr, made it onto the US Olympic team. How unbelievably crazy is that? My brilliant husband went into overdrive dealing with the bureaucracy, securing visas, finding tickets and accommodation and next we were there! As an author, I don’t like to admit this but words fail me. I loved going to the Olympics in London but this was on another plane. I was in a country I never dreamed I’d visit to watch a member of my family compete on a world stage.
But we authors are driven to capture these experiences on paper, to find a way to share them. On Sunday, I’ll be interviewed and given the opportunity to read my first attempt to do this, a poem called Crystal Sunshine. Tune in to Two Valleys Radio to hear all about it, www.twovalleysradio.co.uk