There has rarely been a time in my life when I haven't read or written. Passions are strong and reading and writing are mine. I began writing my first book at ten-years-old. I never finished it.
Short stories, poems and songs I completed with ease but I never achieved the elusive novel.
I had some fantastic English teachers who continually encouraged me to explore the talent they believed I had. I began many novels, again never completing them. Life got too busy or perhaps that was just an excuse!
Eight years ago, I picked up my laptop and began writing. Since then I haven’t stopped. I not only completed my first novel ‘Forgotten’ but also four more in the ‘Araneya Series’. Maybe the timing was right; maybe I needed more life experiences. I don't know but working on my books is now my life.
I am fortunate to live in an author’s haven; a quaint fishing village on the east coast of Queensland, Australia. The sounds and smells of the nearby ocean, and of the surrounding natural wildlife, I find soothing and inspiring.
I hope you enjoy my debut novel, ‘Forgotten’.
Why do you write?
It’s something I have always done and have always loved doing. I began my first book at ten years old but never completed it. I turned to short stories, songs and poems for a while, then found my way back to novels. I find writing, particularly the creating process, very cathartic, energising. Better than spending money on therapy! Lol! I love existing in my own world for a while, toying with character’s lives.
What genre are your books and what draws you to this genre?
It’s what I love to read. I also love solving puzzles, analyzing clues. It’s been fun to actually write my own books creating such puzzles and clues.
Set amongst the natural beauty of Australia’s eastern coastline and its richly forested hinterland, the Araneya Mystery Series are a set of five, fast-paced mystery thrillers, that explore the controversial nature of family love and protection, loyalty and self-preservation.
Claudia Cabriati is going back.
Back to Araneya, a place that harbours a shocking secret.
What really took place at Araneya all those years ago?
As Claudia battles for answers, she begins questioning her relationship with Saul Reardon, the man helping her.
With a fresh group of hostile players on their heels, time is paramount.
Will Claudia finally remember?
… will she want to?
Twenty-eight year old Claudia Cabriati has no memory of her life before the age of eight; not something she thought unusual, until a strangely familiar woman possessing knowledge of that life, is killed in the grounds of Claudia’s home. With her trust challenged by those she loves, Claudia turns to the mysterious Saul Reardon. Together they embark on a dangerous journey in search of answers.