I feel lucky to live on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula with my grown family. My days are blessed, working at a local primary school, supporting children with additional learning needs. I love travelling and camping, chocolate, wine and coffee, and walking along the gorgeous beaches, right on my doorstep. And of course, whenever and wherever I get the chance, I love to write. I began, many years ago to write poems for loved ones who had passed. My poetry has been read at funerals and weddings across the world. More recently, I have fallen in love with children’s literature and have thrown myself into this genre. I have completed creative writing courses with children’s author, Jen Storer and was thrilled to have winning entries in the Scribbles Creative Writing Awards two years in a row. This gave me some confidence to continue and I am so excited to see what comes next.
|Why Do You Write?||
Empathy is more often than not, my catalyst. I am drawn to write a poem or a story when I feel grief or hurt for someone. It might be a story I’ve seen in the news that has tugged at my heart. I like to think my writing can help heal in some way. I find the whole writing process quite cathartic.
|Have you been published before?|
|What are you currently working on?||
I have a few things I’m currently working on: a couple of Picture Books, an idea for a Junior Fiction series and a Middle Grade novel.
|What are your long term goals?||
My long term goals are to find more time in my life to write. Of course, I’d love one day to be published.