Featured Author Daisy Mae
Daisy Mae, Doctor, Author, Writer
Dr Daisy has worked for 30 years as a Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare *S&RH) specialist.
S&RH is all about women’s health – e.g. contraception, fertility, subfertility, gynaecology, STI’s,
abnormal smears, unplanned pregnancies, termination of pregnancy, difficult/highly specialised
contraception, and of course her special interest – Menopause. Daisy has run her own menopause
clinic for the past 8 years.
Daisy writes under the pen-name Daisy Mae, to help retain anonymity.
Since childhood, Daisy has been interested in writing. She has been on several courses in Creative Writing
and embarked on an MA in Creative Writing at Southampton University in 2014. Her first novel ‘Dating Daisy’
was published by Clink Publishing 27th July 2017.
Daisy chose this as a private publishing deal as she was considering retiring from clinical medicine and becoming a writer.
“At 55,” she said, “I didn’t have time to waste on the inevitable rejections and never sent the book to any publishers. For me, this was
a positive first choice – not a last resort. Often people don’t know or understand this.”
However, in February 2018 Daisy decided to part company with the publishers and publish herself on Amazon KDP.
‘Dating Daisy’ was then relaunched as a second edition. As part of the relaunch Daisy organised a new press release and for the Chick Lit Cafe
team to review her book. “This has been hugely beneficial, ” Says Daisy, “and all the reviews are on the Dating Daisy website – http://www.datingdaisy.net
The reviews I have had through the Chick Lit team have been such a pleasure to read and given me a real boost.”
On the ‘Dating Daisy’ website are Dating Daisy reviews, Daisys’ Reviews of other books, author guest posts, links to her Dating Daisy publicity and more …
Also find her Facebook, Twitter and Instagram links.
Daisy’s second book, ‘Daisy’ Love Secrets’ will be on Amazon KDP very soon.
“This is more of the same!” says Daisy. “In Dating Daisy, people just loved the medical stories, the poems and the jokes – so in book two there are plenty more!
The books are quite unique! Read and laugh out loud!”
Daisy lives in the South of England, near Southampton, with her partner Edward. She has 3 grown up children.
She runs a book club “The Fabulous Book Club” with 7 friends, and puts some of these book reviews on her website. Daisy is passionate about Ballroom and
Latin dancing, and she and Edward dance regularly. There favorite dances are Foxtrot and Quickstep. Daisy is quick to tell everybody that dancing has completely changed her life.
“We’ve just been on Argentine Tango weekend in Bournemouth,” she told me, “and in a couple of weekend’s time we are off to a Strictly Come Dancing weekend to dance
with the Strictly stars!”
Daisy and Edward also sail, cycle, swim and enjoy Edwards’s speedboat in the Solent.
Although Daisy is winding down her clinical work, she writes medical web content for an online medical agency (Zava), and
does freelance medical writing. She is always happy to answer queries on her website about relationships, internet dating, sexual health
or menopause. Please get in touch with any queries.
“I have learnt so much about writing and publishing since I wrote Dating Daisy,” Daisy says. “It’s been an incredible journey. I’m on my way – entertaining people,
making them laugh, encouraging them to be inspirational and change their lives … I’m still very much on my journey and I haven’t reached my final destination yet!”
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