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Thank God, I'm a survivor! Life is wonderful - make the most of it; enjoy every minute, despite illnesses and obstacles!


Background Information

Born in Croatia, given away at four to an aunt and uncle; imprisoned with them in World War II, I was the only one saved by my father, who was imprisoned himself and shot three weeks later. Aunt and uncle perished in Auschwitz.
I arrived in England at 16, not knowing a word of the language, but I fell in love with it and ended teaching it. My childhood and circumstances taught me that life is precious and time should not be wasted. Also, we're here to help and be kind to each other.
I had a massive stroke at 48, but recovered after three years; also I'm diabetic and have angina, but enjoy and love life.
I belong to a local writers' group, The Inn Scribers and enjoy writing poetry and articles.
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Birth Place
Zagreb,  Croatia
Accomplishments

ADB(Ed) (Drama Teachers' qualification), Cert Ed
Commerce Teachers' qualification
Associate Member of NAWG (National Association of Writerss' Groups)

Additional Information

My autobiography, The Find, was published in 2004(see website), and I have won prizes for poetry in Writers' Forum magzine and in competitions; also for haiku poetry. I have had many articles and poems published in magazines and on various websites. I have been happily married for fifty years, have a son and daughter and four wonderful grandsons. As well as writing I enjoy aqua-aerobics line dancing and caravanning.

Contact Information

18 Burnett Park 
HARLOW Essex  CM19 4SD   England
Contact Author: Verica - Peacock
Favorite Links

The Find
Comments from readers of The Find Poetry

Creating Reality
Winning haikus and biography

Local News and Work
Poetry and site report of caravanning visit

The Inn Scribers Writers' Group
Working on this year's Anthology of poetry, short stories and extracts from books. Also, working on next book to be published in aid of Disabled Skiers' charity, if sponsor can be found. Entering several haiku ompetitions.




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