|After years spent writing fiction, plays, memoir, gardening books and newspaper columns, I became a grandmother, a very involved grandmother. Now life is a discontinuous narrative. Time for writing is unpredictable and starts with clearing clutter off the dining room table. Increasingly I spend my non-family time teaching others what I have learnt about writing and the publishing industry. And in my own writing life I have turned to poetry to express my new self. I think of the poems as small wild animals I have captured for a few moments in my hands and then released. To read them, please visit my poetry blog www.janicemarriott.wordpress.com
I continue to write for children, and write a monthly magazine column in NZ House and Garden. My new project, due to be published in 2016, is a series of interviews for David Bateman Ltd, examining the role of grandparents in our diverse and busy society.