I was born and educated in rural Victoria and lived most of my working life in and around Melbourne with my husband, John. We have now retired and live near Bairnsdale in eastern Victoria.
Following a lifetime of avid reading, I came to writing by accident – literally – as a painful back injury precluded many other activities. Writing, like many other crafts, requires a great deal of practice but finding creative exercises tiresome without the relief of a long term project, I envisaged an Australian saga, telling the social history of Victoria through the interlinking stories of three families over three generations.
Eight years and many many hours later, I have built two mini tug boats, written an historical novel, two parts of the historical trilogy and am busily researching for the third and last. to 1950.