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Lover of history and the paranormal world

What do I bring to my writing table?

University of Newcastle: Bachelor of Arts – History (Sociology & Anthropology minor)

Charles Sturt University: Graduate Diploma of Education (Human Society and Its Environment)

University of Tasmania: Writing Family History

Society of Australian Genealogists: Diploma in Family Historical Studies

Society of Australian Genealogists: Certificate in Genealogical Research

Teaching Experience: History, Legal Studies, Senior Studies of Religion, Junior English, Junior Geography

This is me!

Married with two married sons, I have been lucky enough to retire early. Which means that I have time to do what I want to do rather than what I have to do. As usual for me though, I have so many things that I want to do, sometimes I struggle to fit those in.

For the majority of my working life, I was a secondary school teacher – History and Legal Studies. I came to that late – studying while my children were little. Before that I was a few other things: clerk, dental assistant and library assistant. But none of them allowed me to spend time on my passions: history, genealogy (oh wait – that’s history) and the paranormal.

So what do I do when I’m not writing?

Exercise: I do a fair amount of exercise: use it or lose it they say. Most weeks, I do Zumba, Body-Combat, Body-Pump, Aquafitness and BJP Physical Culture. And of course there is walking our dog, Bindi.


Reading: I don’t do anywhere near as much as I would like to, but I love reading.

What do I read? You guessed it – historical and paranormal, both fact and fiction.

Genealogy: I love my genealogy. I love it so much that my first novel (under edit) is based on a branch of my ancestors – names changed of course. It’s fiction because it is long enough ago that I’ve only got vital facts and family stories, but it has meant that I have created a world for them.

More research is underway not just because I love it – but because I need material for the next novel!

Family stuff: I love spending time with my family so try to do so as often as I can.

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