Toby Hime

Toby Hime

“I joined the Guild for fellowship and support. New ideas, possibilities, inspiration and to find new paths that I had not thought of. For back-up, solidarity and to make me write more! To give me a focus, greater discipline and, in a sense, accountability. Also if I’ve paid into something with my own money whilst penniless I am more likely to persevere, set myself targets, push myself on. That seems to be all about myself – I guess it answers the question though, but I just want to make the world a better place. Is that so bad?”

Toby Hime lived through the 2011 revolution that deposed President Mubarak, and the subsequent political decapitation of President Morsi in Cairo, Egypt 2013.

As well as Egypt he has lived in England, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, and Kenya. Having been in education for over 20 years, he is now at a crossroads in his career. As yet an unpublished writer, he is working on the story of losing three of his five children in 2001, 2003 and 2005 (working title Travel Light). Toby talks of wanting light and piercing beauty to be the focal point of this story of suffering and pain. The book is hard hitting, honest; at times brutal.

You can read more about Toby, and his story, on his blog.



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