I’m a writer of all kinds of stories, from fantasy and science fiction for young adults to history/mystery and romance for adults. I’m also a mother, of five adult sons, and Nanna to five grandsons. I live in central Victoria, Australia, in a regional city–big enough for shopping and not too big. I’m also an editor and a book cover designer and you can find more about both above.
When my youngest son started school, after many years at home, surrounded by children, I went back to school too. I studied Art and Design and found I was the only one in the class who actually enjoyed the classes where we had to write, rather than draw or paint! I went on to a writing and editing class and then to university, where I graduated around the time my son finished high school! I loved every minute of it. Well, almost.
Since then I’ve written a non-fiction murder, based on my university research, as well as a fictionalised account inspired by that. I’ve just completed the third book of a rural romance series (Red Dust) called Red Wine and Summer Storms–the first is Stony Creek and the second is The Road to Karinya. They’re all stand alone novels, with some characters and places crossing over. For more details of this series and my other books see MyBooks page or visit my author pages on Amazon or Amazon UK.
Updating this page now in 2020. I’ve written two books since I finished the rural romance series. First, ‘The Letter’, which is historical fiction, one of my favourite genres. It tells the story of two teenage girls who leave Wales in the 1850s, with their parents, for Australia, where their father, a coal miner, intends to join the thousands already on the goldfields. Like many others on the ship both he and his wife succumb to a deadly illness and the girls are left alone. The story starts with their descendant Gabby, in the 20th century, who finds a letter, hidden for generations.
The other book I published more recently is ‘House of Dreams’, a ghost story about a young woman who falls in love with a dilapidated mansion. She’s just won a fortune on a lotto and is determined to bring the house back to life, as her dream house, but the dreams are not what she expected.
As a self-published writer most of my blogs are about the trials and tribulations of self-publishing, as well as the joys, and I hope to impart some useful information for others. My books are available on Amazon as PODs and kindle, as well as other shopfronts such as Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and others through Books2Read.