Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Maggie Cammiss and in my head I’m still 30 years old. I’m told my surname is Flemish, maybe even Walloon, though I haven’t checked this out. I come from Yorkshire, spent over thirty years in London and now live in the beautiful Norfolk countryside. I moved up here with my partner, Nick, several years ago and we haven’t looked back.
I was at Sky News for seventeen years, most of them as Head of the News Library and I came away from the 24-hour-rolling-news environment with lots of material for several novels. I’ve put it to good use – my first novel, No News is Good News, was published by Accent Press in December 2014. You can read a short synopsis under the Fiction tab.
For nine years I worked for The History of Advertising Trust, the archive to the advertising industry and a registered charity, where I was constantly inspired by the craft and creativity of the advertising copywriter. I still write editorial for the charity and I also love writing short stories for my local writing group, Cutting Edge Writers, some of which appear in our latest anthology.
In 2011 I entered the NaNoWriMo Challenge and completed it with the first 50,000 words of my next novel. You can read my Challenge diary under the NaNoWriMo tab.
Now I have retired can concentrate on other aspects of writing that interest me. Reading is another great passion, and I will be sharing some of my favourites.