Biography

132As a Sydney-based freelance writer, there’s nothing more I love than weaving stories and succumbing to wanderlust. I am seduced by the muse into her realms of travel writing, children’s fiction and educational writing.

After a career teaching English and Geography, I went AWOL to embark on my writing journey. In its different guises it has taken me from the Antarctic Circle to the Arctic Circle and much of what’s in between. I’ve mushed huskies in Norway, sailed into a black-sanded caldera off the Antarctic peninsula, chatted to a few thousand skulls in Rome’s crypts and learnt the art of wife stealing in Lombok.

The wall behind my desk is filled with the tokens of my writing experiences: travel photographs, illustrations accompanying my children’s stories, and snippets of research, such as the Delhi Wrestling School, for an educational feature.

I am a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers, Australian Society of Authors, Fellowship of Australian Writers, Children’s Book Council of Australia and the NSW Writers Centre. My travel writing has appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, the Sun-Herald, The Australian, The Sunday Telegraph well as magazines such as the ABC’s Limelight, Signature Luxury Travel & Style, Where magazine and the Medical Observer. My children’s stories and poems appear in various editions of The School Magazine.

With a special love of writing for children, I facilitate the Children’s Writers’ Group at the NSW Writers Centre and am also the president of the Northern Sydney Sub-branch of the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

 The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.

                                                                        Saint Augustine 354 – 430 AD