Where have I been all my life?
Growing up on the north coast of NSW Australia, I loved to read. I read in the bath, while brushing my teeth and while playing scales on the piano. I even tried to read while riding my bike, which did not end well.
To avoid unemployment, I acquired a Science degree, specialising in mashing fruit flies. To avoid employment by strange men in smelly laboratories, I acquired three post-grad qualifications in Communication, Writing and Journalism.
For five years, my husband and I ran our own travelling science show, visiting schools around Australia and in the UK. We brought joy to thousands of teachers, who nicked off to their staffrooms while we minded their students. I have also managed education programs, communications and marketing for museums, a university, the CSIRO, a water supplier and a sourdough bakery. Meanwhile, we had kids and moved to a small town near Melbourne.
Since 2011, I have freelanced in marketing and communications. I'm still an avid reader. When my younger daughter started school, I took a course in fiction writing at RMIT and a switch in my brain flipped to ON. Now, I make up stories all the time… even while riding my bike.
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.