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 two dogs, Josie and Lucy.   I have been writing since childhood, including horror stories, humour, and poetry, usually about life as I saw it then.  


While studying for my Bachelor of Journalism at Queensland University of Technology, I also worked temporarily as editor of Kids In Brisbane, a newspaper-style magazine aimed at parents of under 12s in Brisbane and the surrounding regions.  In 2002, also while still studying, 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. this was for my fictionalised treatment of the September 11, 2001 tragedy in New York.


I admit to living a chaotic lifestyle but this is perfect for short-story writing - not so good for novels, though, although I am trying to persevere with a few longer works I have in the pipeline. I manage to squeeze my very sporadic writing of short stories and poetry between the demands of a full time job, looking after a stable of psychiatrists, arranging music for children’s songs written by a friend, voluntary work for my Church and of course, family commitments - definitely not in that order! 


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!

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