Writing and creating have been a big part of my life and I can't see that changing any time soon. As a child I was encouraged by my grandmother to write and she would patiently critique my work. I guess she was my very own, always on hand editor.
My love of writing continued but so too did my obsession with the wool industry. I became a wool classer, a wife and mother to four sons along this journey.
Eventually, I got back to writing, becoming a reporter for a regional newspaper before obtaining an Arts Degree in Professional Writing and Editing and a Post Graduate Qualification in Information Management. I worked in a university library and in public libraries for several years which I loved.
My writing skills have certainly come in handy, and they have helped me to have a wide and varied career in areas such as health promotion, community development, advocacy, grant writing and tourism.
My writing has provided me with the opportunity for great friendships and I have had the same Pen Friend for the past forty years. As we live in a fast- paced Technological Age, to me, there is something really nice about preserving the fine art of letter writing.
Having lived in urban and rural areas I have collected much 'fodder' to inform my writing, but I'm forever on the lookout for more.
I enjoy the challenge of attempting new genres and styles, but my main interests lie with short stories, non-fiction and memoir.
Thank you for reading my work:)