I was born in Australia and, although Australia still has a huge piece of my heart, I regard myself as a citizen of the world. I'm currently living in the UK with my husband, my two daughters (my three sons having already flown the nest) and our dog, Josie. Her mother, Lucy, has since gone to doggie heaven. I have been writing since childhood, including horror stories, humour, and poetry, usually about life as I saw it then. My life is still the inspiration for my writing.
I have a background in journalism, but only studied for the degree to 'legitimise' my writing, and while studying for my Bachelor of Journalism, I was blessed to win the Literary Achievement Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Golden Key International Honour Society, of which I'm a lifetime member for my fictionalised treatment of the September 11, 2001 tragedy in New York. A bit of very creative journalism, there. You can read this here.
My writing has taken a back seat, lately, while I lead the admin team for a rapidly growing company, and life gets a bit chaotic at times. Still, this semi-chaotic lifestyle is perfect for short-story writing - not so good for novels, though.
Sometimes I really don't think I have the attention span to write a novel. However, I'm currently working on a trilogy – and rather than finish them one at a time, I'm working on all three stories at once!