I am a Canadian born Aussie, having emigrated with my wife from the cold wet coast of British Columbia to the warm wet coast of North Queensland in 1975. We both worked in the education system, in a Whitsunday high school, she in Science and I in English and History, for the following 35 years. The Whitsunday coast is as beautiful and its small rural towns (hello Proserpine!) as welcoming and nourishing as anywhere in the world. Retirement, however, saw us move to windy Ballarat in Victoria, to be closer to family. A lovely little city with much to offer.
I write because I love to write. I love the music of the words assembled by writers like J.P. Donleavy, Carol Shields and Tom Robbins. I also love to sculpt, in wood and stone, because things that can be made with, and held in, the hands are good for the soul.