After spending years pushing paper in various office roles within the New South Wales Police Service as well as the educational sector, I am now a full time writer and mother.
From an early age I was drawn to writing, history and the paranormal. The youngest of three, I enjoyed time alone with my imagination, but when out in public preferred to remain hidden within the shadows, keeping quiet and observe others and my surroundings.
I grew up in suburban Sydney, close to one of the oldest and largest cemeteries in Australia. Family outings would consist of regular visits to the cemetery to visit the graves of long lost relatives, instilling a fascination and appreciation for cemeteries and the paranormal in later life.
My childhood also included family trips down the south coast, where I learned to appreciate nature and grow a fondness for the ocean. Outings also included visiting various historical buildings, which inspired my imagination and my interest in history.
I grew up watching a lot of ‘golden oldie’ movies and was particularly drawn to Alfred Hitchcock and various horror and Gothic movies. I vividly recall seeing ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’ when it was first released and has inspired my writing ever since.
It was whilst I was in High School that I was introduced to Stephen King and that’s when I first became a bookworm. It was also at this time that I began writing, where my friends became my first critics.
After leaving school, I did some writing courses and managed to have some smaller pieces published, including Australian Parents magazine. In 2009 I became one of six successful applicants to participate in the first Writers Workshop at the Write around the Murray Festival. It was also during this time that I was undergoing studies at University and finally graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Communications degree at the University of New England.
I live in Central Western New South Wales, with my husband and two children. I am currently working on some short stories and various novel ideas. You can sample some of my fiction by reading the short story My Sweet Imago.