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I am a wife, mother of two, grandmother of four and an author (BA English, MA (Hons) Education).
In my life, I have been a stay-at-home mum, school library assistant, secretary, executive assistant, retailer, seamstress, embroiderer and tutor, local body politician, amateur thespian both on stage and behind the scenes, a professional conference organiser and now I can proudly say I’m an author.
I wonder where the next twenty years in my life will lead me?
I live on the North Shore of Auckland with my husband of over 40 years, within walking distance of the beach – my favourite place to walk, to think and to be at peace.
I love stage musicals, gardening, reading – mostly historical novels – and genealogy. I love horses and equestrian, used to ride, fell off once too often and no longer ride. I leave that to my granddaughter now.
I write as often as I can but not as often as I’d like. I do a lot of research. I like to know things. I also write short stories, poetry and blank verse.
I started writing seriously in 2007 after years of interest in New Zealand history and genealogy. I am a bit of an idealist at heart and weave family and history together, throwing in a bit of travel, some food and love, of course, love, and my stories come to life.
My latest book, 'The Cornish Knot', is about Megan, a widow of 12 months who mysteriously receives her great-grandmother’s journal written a hundred years ago. She embarks on a journey to trace her family tree, discovering secrets and follows the footsteps of journal's author from Cornwall via Italy to New Zealand. This story will be the first of The PastFinders series.