I have been writing 'seriously' since the age of seven. I started with a pencil in a school exercise book - The Adventures of Bunny Bunny. It had chapters and all!
In 1989 my very long short story, Bronwen's Dowry, won a place in the inaugural Ian St. James Literary Awards and opened all sorts of doors for me. Since then I have been writing fiction and non-fiction, teaching creative writing and editing, as well as being involved in theatre-in-education, radio journalism and magazine publication.
Other than writing I love Samoyeds, Anglo-Nubian goats, cooking, reading and being with friends.
I am very interested in spirituality, theology and faith-journeys. Creativity, for me, is a key element of how we are 'made in God's image'.
I am very happily married, the mother of a wonderful teenage daughter and a bit of a wanderer. These days, home is New Zealand.