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.
I started writing when my daughter was in kindergarten. She is about to start high school and I've shelved my first story, have spent 2 years trying to find 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 do love to read, although I have found it harder to find books that really capture my attention. I have recently loved Jane Harper's The Dry, Victoria Aveyard's Red Queen, and Mark Smith's The Road to Winter.
Movies I could watch all day. If you want to laugh -The Big Sick; if you want to cry - Steel Magnolias; if you want to be tense for 120mins- Baby Driver; if you want to eat popcorn and drink champagne and forget your latest haircut just doesn't work- Legends of the Fall.
If I wasn't writing, I'd be involved with rescuing animals. Traveling the world helping to free bears and save dogs and helps the frogs. Oh wait, maybe I'd be doing that if I wasn't a wife and mother.