As well as being the daughter of the very forgetful Goldfish, Mary Smith is a writer of both prose and poetry and a freelance journalist.
She is currently caring for her father who has severe dementia and trying not to mind not being able to write. This blog is a way to keep her writing muscles from atrophying completely and a way of reaching out to others in a similar situation.
She spent many years working on health projects in Pakistan and Afghanistan; experiences which have influenced her writing. Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women is an account of some of her years working on a women’s health project in Afghanistan and No More Mulberries is a novel set in Afghanistan. Both are available as paperback or for Kindle.
Thousands Pass Here Every Day (Indigo Dreams) is her first full-length poetry collection.
More information about Mary Smith can be found on her website at www.marysmith.co.uk