Born and raised in New Zealand, I've explored from Cape Reinga to The Bluff. Growing up, when I wasn't traveling, camping and enjoying the outdoors with my family – and even when I was – I read.
I come from a large blended family, which added some truly wonderful people into my life and taught me that family is more than blood. Over the years I've gained amazing friends that I also call family and they mean the world to me.
My journey so far has included horticulture, computers, admin, reception, car parts and even a stint in beauty therapy as a nail technician (gotta have nails pretty enough to claw with). The role I love the most though is being a Mother, with Author coming a close second.
Mack, my miniature fox terrier, turned out to be the best companion, he's journeyed 16 years so far with me. Since bringing him home I've been married and divorced, given birth to two sons and a daughter. Diagnosed with Fabry Disease and launched my writing career. We even spent time in Australia.
I have a Level 6 Diploma in Applied Writing, published Heartbeat, and Take Down. In 2020 I'll be completing my Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Applied Writing and publishing Consequences and Flight and Fight.
My children keep growing, the oldest is even taller than me, Mack gets three-quarters of a queen bed, we have 4 rescue cats - Kitty, Silver, Hope, and Ollie (aka Lonk Cat or Scaredy Cat or Boy or Smoochy Cat, he's a cat of many names).
I've moved 31 times, across 12 locations around NZ and 1 in Australia. I've met people of all kinds and learned to appreciate that there are many perspectives from which life can be viewed.
My Writing Explained
Writing is a work of emotion, and my mind has tormented me with its fair share of the good and the bad, both from real and feared events. Thankfully, for the most part, my worst-case anxiety kept me safe and reasonably prepared for life's plot twists.
However, my fears don't exist by magic, they come from real-life events, everyday events. For those of us blessed to live life in relative safety, it's easy to overlook the underworld, the crime, murder, and deadly dangers. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it any less real. So while my stories are fictional, the themes are not. They face harsh realities, if you need a trigger warning, I doubt my writing is for you to read, but perhaps it is for you that I raise these issues.
May we all find freedom from the dark, and light to guide our way.