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I knew I wanted to be a writer when I was 13 years old and wrote my first short story during a school writing assignment. But it was only when my children were in their mid-teens that I found the time to write my first novel, Lovernios. After a year of research and planning, I spent a year writing the novel, which is now available on Amazon.
After Lovernios I wrote a number of other adult novels, one of which is Pure Gold. This book is the biography written as a novel, and is about a friend who I admired greatly for her courage and commitment during a life of adversity. This is also now available on Amazon.
I then started writing for children and have four published novels in schools in South Africa. These are English Language reading books and are aimed at the age range 11 – 16 year olds. Three if these form a series and are loosely based on my own children and their adventures and trials as young teenagers. These books are published by Via Afrika and are available on Kalahari.com.The fourth book was written in Dubai, and is also about a group of school friends and was published by Shuter & Shooter.
After my eldest son was diagnosed with cancer, my family set up the Bainbridge Believe Project, a fund raising foundation aimed at raising funds for children with cancer through an organisation called CHOC. Much of my spare time is spent in fundraising, specifically through cycling.
When I’m not reading or writing, as a retired runner I now enjoy cycling, playing golf and watching almost all sport on television.
I’m a committed Christian, the mother of 3 adult children and 2 step-children and I live in Edenvale, South Africa with my husband who is my soul-mate and best friend.