I come from a family of storytellers and I have been writing my own stories since I could hold a pencil. Not terribly good ones, but the intent was there.
Growing up in a multicultural neighborhood in Melbourne helped me develop my curiosity for people. While I like to explore what makes us different, the things we all share at our core are the most interesting to me. Growing up multicultural also gave me wanderlust and a passion for culture and language. As soon as I was able, I traveled the world, always seeking connection with the people I'd meet. No surprise to discover that, when I returned home to Australia, I embarked on a degree in Anthropology.
Before long I had itchy feet again. This time I packed up and headed to Papua New Guinea to live and work. What an adventure that turned out to be, introducing me to my husband and setting my life on a whole new course.
Having struggled with dyslexia, I now volunteer at local primary schools, teaching writing and working with children to incite a love of books and reading. Books are portals into new worlds and I'm excited to encourage children to embrace that concept.
My books explore relationships, culture, our roles in changing society, love and loss. I sought connection through travel and now I love finding connection with readers over shared experiences and emotions.
Thank you for spending some time with me. I hope you enjoy my stories.