Profile: Geraldine Ford

About This Author

I started writing when I was twelve years old and I've been practising the craft of writing on and off for many years and I've had many poems published in magazines. I enjoy performance poetry and I belong to the Broadstairs Folk Week Poets. I had my own column in a local paper when in my twenties and I've learnt a lot about editing and publishing over the years. I was an editor for three years until March 2012, but now I'm concentrating on my own books. I’m also an inspirational speaker, but writing has always been my first love. I've been a bit of a nomad for twenty years and I've lived on three different islands; the first one being La Gomera, a small but stunning sub-tropical island in the Canaries, where I spent twenty-two months writing lots of poetry and making copious notes for my first book, ‘Where the Spirit Moves You’. I then moved to Malta and lived there for fifteen months with fantastic views of Mellieha Bay and Malta’s tiny sister island, Gozo, and this gave me inspiration for my writing. I was always drawn to Gozo and the many writers and artists' who lived there, so I ended up living on this magical island; it was amazing to be able to live and work by the turquoise ocean. My students used to come and stay with me on Malta and Gozo and they found it an ideal place to have fun while learning. In 2018 I came back to the UK to live near my family in the London Borough of Bexley. I'm currently writing a novel and my poems regularly feature on Radio Kent.

This Author's Books

I put ‘My Little Book of Limericks’ together to help raise money for the Ukraine appeal in my local area. I have included sixty-two and I hope they make you chuckle. The first poem I wrote at the age of twelve was a limerick and I started writing them aga....
ISBN: 9781803026800
Published: 24 November 2022
I give readers an insight into the life and personality of Charles Dickens and the trail he left behind in East Kent. One of the world's greatest novelists spent countless hours walking on the chalk cliffs and visiting the beautiful villages of Thanet, so....
ISBN: 9781785103155
Published: 25 November 2014
The Isle of Thanet is known for its exceptional coastline and countryside. Scenery sculptured by the elements has seduced writers for centuries; some even taking up permanent residence. Picturesque villages and sandy bays, lined by the magnificent white c....
ISBN: 9781784078447
Published: 2 July 2014
After a broken marriage, where my children and I suffered terrible mental abuse, my short term partner nearly sent me 'over the edge', my long term partner had an affair with my best friend, being put off work with a painful condition, I decided to leave ....
ISBN: 9781785103162
Published: 1 December 2019