After over half a century of hands-on trade related activities, I'm swapping spanners and screwdrivers for something I love ... storytelling. As a high-school dropout at grade 10, I found university a challenge. Four years hard slog resulted in a credible GPA, and a Bachelor degree in Creative Writing from the University of the Sunshine Coast. My first work is an adventure story of a heroine who is helped by a crusty mentor to overcome bullying, career choice angst, racial and gender discrimination to become a "Tradie".
Tiana Baumann, a mixed race 17-year-old high school student, feels trapped. As our heroine struggles with her career options, fate seems to be guiding her footsteps into hostile territory, a male dominated trade.