Author of Grandma's Poetry Book and " Should I Wear Floral ? " - Di Castle
Di Castle was born and bred in Hertfordshire. She always had a love of words and started writing as soon as she could hold a pen. After her youngest daughter went to school she began a career teaching in Further Education, while collecting a hoard of unfinished manuscripts. Later, her writing took precedence and, since becoming a regular attendee at the Winchester Writers’ Conference, she has enjoyed success in their competitions gaining two first prizes and highly commended for articles on a range of subjects.
She began writing Grandma’s Poetry Book when her first grandchild was born in 2000 and a few earlier versions of poems were published in poetry magazines.
Di enjoyed a nomadic existence in Oxfordshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and South Bucks before finally settling in Swanage in 2001. She lives close to her partner, Bryan, in a Victorian building overlooking Swanage Bay with views to Bournemouth and Old Harry Rocks. She has three daughters and seven grandchildren.
Grandma’s Poetry Book and Should I Wear Floral ? are from Di Castle's poetry collection.