Monday, June 1, 2009

Meet Dorthy Massey

Dorothy Massey is the author of a set of three stories about ghost twins, Wiggle and Woo, published in an anthology by Pinestein Press in Dec 2007 entitled ‘Mini Mysteries and Kooky Spookies’. Dorothy was delighted to be commissioned to write these stories after winning first prize in Pinestein’s ‘Things that go Bump …’ competition with a story comprising a spooky twist on the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood. Since then she has won further competitions, with one of her stories being recorded as a podcast by TV presenter Gail Porter to launch a new storytelling character for Munch Bunch products.

Dorothy specialised in teaching literacy and has taught ESL, Adult Basic Skills, Family Learning and Creative Writing. The third edition of her publication for ESL students, ‘Better English’, published by Studymates, has recently been published in India.

She now writes fiction for children from pre-school to Key Stage 2 as well as teaching Creative Writing for Durham County Council’s Education in the Community. Two packs of poetry resources for Key Stage 3 written by Dorothy are awaiting publication with Zig Zag and she has a fantasy novel in progress.

Dorothy lives in Crook, a small ex-mining town in the North East of England and is a member of SSWAG (Seven Stories Writers and Artists Group). For more information about Dorothy and writing for children, visit her blog:


Marvin D. Wilson said...

Nice feature post. I LOVE the ghost names, Wiggle and Woo - lol, great!

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Dorothy Massey said...

Thanks so much for featuring me, Crystalee.
Wiggle and Woo are fun, Martin. These names suit the characters much better than the original ones I gave them which, believe it or not, were Serdita and Madrafo!

Vivian Zabel said...

Dorothy, I enjoyed "meeting" you. As Marv said, your ghost names are great.

Good post, Crys, as usual.


Nancy Famolari said...

Enjoyed this post very much. I love ghost stories. Great names for the ghosts!

Donna M. McDine said...

I agree with Marvin...the names of Wiggle and Woo are terrific. Best wishes for your continued success,


kathy stemke said...

I sorta like the old names for the ghosts. Just kidding! LOL It's good to see you on the VBT Dorothy.

Cheerio, kathy

P.S. Me Mum was English too.

Mayra Calvani said...

It's nice to discover new authors and I also enjoy learning about new publishers. I'll definitely check yours out.

Karen and Robyn - Writing for Children said...

Your on a roll with the contests, Dorothy. Your books sound like great fun.


Joyce Anthony said...

I'd love to meet Wiggle and Woo!!

Harry Gilleland said...

Interesting post! I enjoyed learning more about Dorothy and Wiggle and Woo.