In my twenties, I lived in London and read a lot. Contrary to what you might think, from the rooftops pictured above, Martin Amis was not one of my favourites. Sorry, Marty.
In my thirties I moved hemispheres, recruited a man, and had babies, two. In my forties, we put down roots, and I began doing what I'd always wanted to do - writing.
In 2018 my book about leaving city life and moving to rural Tasmania was published, with innovative UK publisher Unbound. Apple Island Wife is available as a paperback and e-book through online booksellers and some bookshops.
After watching one too many episodes of River Cottage, my husband began raising rare breed pigs, making sausages and bacon. We spent six years running a farm and gourmet food business at farmers' markets and events. You can read about it in the sequel, Saddleback Wife, due out in 2021.
I've worked with tourism operators including Tamar Valley Wine Route and Farmgate Festival, as a content writer, social media manager, and event manager.
Nowadays I concentrate on writing. In 2020, I enrolled in the Masters of Writing & Literature at Deakin University.
I'm a regular contributor to Forty South Tasmania, our state's longest running magazine. Occasionally I write freelance journalism or content for other publications and clients. If you're an editor, a tourism authority or a small business operator with a need for good copy, you're welcome to get in touch.