Biography: Sue Mayfield
Sue Mayfield has written eight novels for young adults including I Carried You on Eagles’ Wings, Blue and Damage. Many of her stories are about young people overcoming difficulties and explore themes of loss, friendship and forgiveness. She is currently working on a story about the healing relationship between a girl and a horse. As well as fiction, Sue has written two non-fiction books about bereavement.
Originally a teacher, and now a professional counsellor, Sue facilitates other people’s writing in a wide range of places including schools, museums, hospitals and GP practices. She is particularly interested in the relationship between words and health and helps people ‘write themselves well’ in her private practice ‘finding words’, at Maggie’s, Cheltenham and at Southmead Hospital, Bristol where during 2015 she is Writer in Residence.