Hi there. I’m a writer from South Africa who now lives in Melbourne, Australia.
I write mysteries with a touch of romance, and romances with (usually, but not always) a touch of mystery. This blog began as a writing blog but it soon branched into other topics – some frivolous, some nostalgic. I also write a theatre blog and contribute to a joint blog with several other writers.
How did I get here? Well, I grew up reading Enid Blyton books and Princess Tina magazines, and dancing in local pantomimes. Despite the influence of Alistair MacLean, Indiana Jones and the first Star Wars movie, I gained enough credits to graduate from University.
It’s hardly surprising that I found a career in the world of theatre and make-believe. After twenty years as a stage manager, I started an MBA in the hope that it would lead me into a decent grown-up job. That didn’t happen because my academic writing was invaded by imaginary characters. So I took up writing fiction instead.
After several attempts at churning out meaningful (but turgid) literature, I decided to write the kind of books that I like to read. Further along that road I began to write blogs as well. Three decades in the entertainment industry have supplied me with plenty of material!
I share my life with two cats and loads of books. I no longer work as a stage manager, which gives me more time for other things I love: writing, reading and watching movies – preferably those with happy endings.
I tend to eat too much chocolate and I turn into a serious scrapbooker when the moon is full…
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