I’ve always had an overactive imagination, and distinctly remember sitting at the base of the big oak tree at school, building houses for the fairies, and telling their stories as I played.
Although I was born and raised in New Zealand, I’ve also lived in the UK, US, and Denmark. I love to meet new people, experience different cultures and expand my thinking. It’s also a great way to get story ideas. 🙂
For twelve years I was a magazine writer and editor, covering a range of topics from hammers, hardware and cruises, to travel, movies and cutting-edge research. It was an inspiring job, talking to people about their passion, and telling their stories in the best possible way.
But there was always a part of me that wanted to tell my own stories about the people running around in my head. So I decided to take the plunge and write a book. Luckily for me, I’ve been able to make a living from it.
These days I write full time from a secluded haven amongst the trees where I live with my husband and young daughter. I enjoy yoga, although I’m not very bendy, and karate, although I don’t like the idea of hitting anyone.
I’ve worked as a camp counsellor, a waitress, a checkout girl, and an editor. But none of those jobs compares to being able to call myself a writer.
I look forward to sharing my stories with you.