I was born in the Australian outback but grew up in Melbourne.
When I was seventeen I began having singing lessons from Gertrude Johnson, the charismatic founder of the National Theatre. I attended the Opera School and studied drama, movement and basic Italian and German. After three years, I knew my voice was not good enough to become a professional opera singer. Nevertheless Gertrude Johnson had left a profound impression on me. The seeds of Vissi d’arte took root.
Vissi d'arte and my second novel Eumeralla are now available on Kindle.
I am married to an architect. I work full time at The National Archives in Kew. (Formerly The Public Record Office)
I am the secretary of The Richmond Writers' Circle in Surrey and have had four short stories published in their anthologies, both of which won The National Association of Writer's Groups award.
The Thorn Birds, Rebecca, We Need to Talk about Kevin,
His Dark Materials, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Other Boleyn Girl, A Place of Execution.
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