I have loved reading and writing for as long as I can remember. I came up with characters left right and centre and storylines have never stopped playing in my head. I am a 17-year-old home-school student born and mostly raised in South Africa but now living in Australia. I wrote Upbeats when I was 13 going on 14 and submitted it in a national competition in 2012 for writers under 35. I have drafted a few more adventures of the Upbeats and other similar novels which I intend to publish. I also enjoy playing acoustic guitar, DSLR photography, drawing and painting, things that glow in the dark, and exploring the woods around my house, where I have based a lot of my stories in and around.