I’ve been crazy about books my whole life. As a child when I wasn’t riding my pony, I would spend my free time with my head in a book. Sometimes I managed to do both, and would often sit bareback on my pony, reading a chapter book while he munched on grass. I have fond memories of spending many hours with Dick, Bessie and Fanny in the Enchanted Woods and accredit my love of reading to my favourite childhood author, Enid Blyton.
Toni Morrison’s quote, ‘If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it’ rings true for me. I wrote my first picture book story to help my daughter cope with a family tragedy. It didn’t take long before I developed the writer’s bug. I’ve since written a number of picture book stories with a variety of themes, but my favourites are those that pull on the heartstrings.
I’m a primary school teacher and teach part time in a Year One classroom. I also do some relief teaching in local schools.
In my free time I love hanging out with my daughter and our three dogs, Naava, Lacey and Willow. Naava and I are learning to do agility together and I hope to compete sometime soon. I also like to read, bake, explore new places and spend time with friends and family.