My fascination with history began by prising information from my grandmother about the 'olden days' when I was a child. I would listen intently as she reminisced about her life, sharing snippets of stories lived in an age far removed from mine— the moments vividly painted in my imagination. It was a natural progression— as soon as I could read it was the stories from history that drew my interest.
Dreams of writing as a career were sparked after I won a writing competition. I punched away on a portable typewriter; my favourite Christmas present of all. As time moved on, love, life and family interrupted my plans— my writing projects gathered dust in the bottom of my closet alongside boxes of vintage shoes.
But the desire to write and be published never left me.
I'm delighted to report that my debut novel, "The Florentine Quilt" will be published in 2022 with Odyssey Books.
I look forward to living my dream and embracing the creativity of
stories steeped in history. The temptation to delve into the archives to uncover the mystery of a character inspires my writing direction. Sharing a story is where the magic happens.
I've moved house far too many times to count, but still manage to have collected more ephemera than any person can use in one
lifetime. Now I satisfy my inner gypsy by creating characters who travel to faraway places, experiencing life and adventures within the pages.
Lured to the beauty of salt water after a lifetime in the city of Melbourne, I acknowledge that I live and write on the coast of Wadawurrung Country, with my wonderful husband and our beloved four-legged friend.
I'd love to share my stories with you.
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I've been fascinated by all things historical since I was a child. It was only a matter of time before historical fiction became my life.