About Me

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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25 thoughts on “About Me

  1. hi susan. it sounds like you’ve had an interesting life, filled with all kinds of creative pursuits. thanks for reading and following, and i look forward to doing the same for you. best, beth


    • Thank you – chocolate goes well with any hobby, especially scrapbooking! I enjoy your Tails Around the Ranch stories. Your dog Sam is gorgeous and I love the painting at the top of your page.

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      • Aw, thank you! Yes, chocolate goes great with EVERYTHING. I’ve kind of gone to making photo books rather than scrapping and probably do more card making these days. A nice piece (or 3) of chocolate and I’m well fueled with inspiration. 🙂


  2. Hi Susan,
    You sound like my kind of girl: writing, chocolate, scrapbooking, chocolate, theatre, chocolate ….
    All things I love, especially … Writing …
    There! Bet you thought I was going to say … Scrapbooking!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and ‘liking’ my post. I’m delighted you did because it led me here to yours 😊


    • Thank you. They’re all there as eBooks – the easiest way is to click on the covers in the sidebar to the right and you should be transported straight to the Amazon store closest to you…


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