Born in Canada, I came to Australia at the age of seven and with my family, we went to live in Ballarat. Canada was warmer.
University saw me move to Melbourne, were I worked at The Geebung Polo Club and met my future husband. No, I didn't serve him a beer, we worked together.
I've lived in Auckland, New Zealand, Sydney, and Melbourne, with Melbourne now home, although a part of me yearns to head back to Canada and rent a cabin by a lake on Vancouver Island. One day.
After finishing up my Marketing Manager role, I started writing when my daughter was in kindergarten. She is about to start high school and I've shelved my first story, looking for an agent for my second story (sooooo many times close, only to be told that devastating no) and have started a third. I'm in love with every book I've written, so I'm hoping all of them one day get published. I am currently caught up writing YA, maybe because my kids are older and I tend to read books which I think they might like so I can pass them on. Maybe I'm still nineteen at heart. I'm also writing another Women's Fiction.
I do love to read, although I have found it harder to find books that really capture my attention. I have recently loved Chris Whitaker's We Begin At The End, Delia Owens' Where The Crawdads Sing, and Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale.
Netflix is a blessing. I have binge watched Dracula, The Order (season 3 please), Cobra Kai (again, season 3 please), every episode of Vampire Diaries with my 15 year-old daughter. Movies-I can't wait for Batman in 2021 (Robert Pattinson - recover from COVID quickly please), the next Top Gun, and something to make me cry like Beautiful Boy.
If I wasn't writing, I'd be involved with rescuing animals. Traveling the world helping to free bears and save dogs and help the frogs. Oh wait, maybe I'd be doing that if I wasn't a wife and mother. Since I am a wife and mother, I foster dogs from Second Chance Animal Rescue. So far, I've wanted to keep each one, but we've found them homes instead. No #fosterfail yet.
Kristin Meachem: Author of Adult and YA Fiction Copyright 2013 All Rights Reserved