I live in Tasmania, off the southern coast of Australia – 12 hours south of Melbourne by vehicular ferry. It is a land that inspires me every day. Famous for the vocal Tasmanian Devil, world-class salmon, a sustainable timber industry, and a Wilderness World Heritage area. We have a population of around 500,000, large areas of temperate rainforest, and you have to work hard not to have a water view of some kind. Tasmania is famous for four seasons in one day. You can get severely sunburnt, even though it is only 14 degrees Celsius because the air is so clean, and everyone packs their winter gear whenever they go out, all year round.
I love the natural world, and as I get older, I am appreciating the historical aspects of the places I live and visit. I love family and friends, animals from tardigrades to blue whales, and all creatures in between, I love forests and oceans, mosses and fungi, and most importantly, I love making up stories where they can all be brought to life on the pages I write.
Although I am now semi-retired (so I can write books), I spent the majority of my life nursing and teaching. I had a career in agriculture (predominantly horses) and went back to university at 30 to become a nurse and got my PhD at 55 (it’s never too late!). I have worked as a jillaroo, riding instructor, registered nurse, Director of Nursing in a rural hospital, and many years in between and since, as an academic, lecturing in both nursing, and dementia-specific, degree programs. I loved teaching, but now it is time to fulfil my other passion in life, getting my stories down on paper.
I published my first book on November 3rd, 2020. My second book was published on April 5th 2022 and you will find links to it on other pages. You can read more about them on my Blog page along with my current works in progress as I work on them in the coming months.
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Cheers for now, happy reading and may you always have a critter to curl up with.