I was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa during the peak of the apartheid years. As a result I am passionate about human rights and helping the community to gain awareness of issues facing our modern world.
I trained as a Primary School teacher and spent years teaching and lecturing before giving it up to go start a new venture in the non-profit sector with my husband Hamilton. Together we took on the adventure of relocating to the South Island of New Zealand with our three children, to replicate our venture in South Africa.
Learning to adapt to a new culture and relate to people of diverse cultures was a delight and inspiration to me. An event that changed our family’s life and purpose led us to relocate and start afresh on the North Island of New Zealand.
There, I began writing as a therapeutic exercise after personal trauma and discovered the power of words and the freedom that writing brings. Writing soon became a love and a way to express my thoughts.
I began with short children’s stories followed by the Awakening – book 1 of the Destiny Chronicles. Since then, I have written and published The Reckoning (Bk 2) and The Rising (Bk 3). I am currently working on Book 4 and Book 5 of the series.
In 2010 an opportunity came for our family to relocate to Melbourne Australia, where I currently live with my husband and four children. We also share our home with children in foster care, four chickens and a guinea-pig.
I love chocolate, wine, mountains and great sunsets. I also love adventure and you can read more about our journey to live more simply on our blog Simple Living, Big Adventures.
I continue to write about anything that inspires me. I blog on our fostering journey and I’m currently working on a children’s book, online writing courses and my own story (between changing diapers, playing supermom and wonder woman to my family).
My dream is to help others work through trauma, despair, depression using the medium of writing and to inspire people to write and find their creative side.