This Sydney-based writer has authored a number of non-fiction publications on Australian natural and cultural heritage themes as part of her work for the local, state and federal government sectors.
Over her professional career she has worked as a researcher, writer, natural and cultural heritage interpreter, science communicator, exhibition and audiovisual developer and document specialist.
When it comes to works of fiction, including her latest book, 'Colour in Winter - No time to be lost', she writes under the pen name Halliday Smith to avoid confusion with a previously published author who shares her name.
The author loves going bush, especially to 'far out' Australian localities including north-western NSW, the far north of South Australia and Central Australia.
In her spare time, she researches overlooked aspects of Australian history and creates contemporary Australian landscapes on a WACOM tablet, drawing inspiration from Australia's evocative and scenic wide open landscapes.