About Anne Stormont
I’ve published two novels for adults so far. The first one was Change of Life and my latest one is BRAG Medallion winner, Displacement. They’re both contemporary fiction where the all-too-human characters face up to challenges that involve love, loss and some of life’s biggest questions. My novels have been described as thoughtful, grown-up fiction where the main characters are older but no wiser.
I’m currently working on the sequel to Displacement.
I’ve written stories since I was a child. I began by making up stories to tell to my four little sisters. Then I wrote plays for me and my friends to act out. There’s rarely been a time in my life when I’ve not been making up and writing down stories. But, because I was busy being a school teacher as well as a wife and mother, it took a very long time to get my first book written.
I was born in Scotland. I grew up there and it’s where I still live. I live on one of Scotland’s Hebridean islands. In August 2014 I took early retirement from my teaching post at the local primary school in order to have more time to write.
I’ve travelled all over the world. My travels have included a teaching exchange to South Africa, two trips to Australia and several visits to Israel. In fact I’ve visited every continent except Antarctica – somewhere I really want to go as I absolutely love penguins.
I’m a compulsive crossworder, yoga practitioner, avid reader, keen walker and gardener. I enjoy riding pillion on my husband’s motor bike and I also love spending time with my friends and family – most especially my two grandchildren. I can be a bit of a subversive old bat, but I try to maintain a kind heart.
I’ve also just published a novel for children (age 9-12) entitled The Silver Locket using the pen name Anne McAlpine. It’s a time-slip historical fantasy which sees three twenty-first century children transported back to the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Battle of Culloden.