Born in Philadelphia, USA, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, I have been travelling since I was 10 months old. I've lived in various cities in the USA, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Thailand, and New Zealand (if 2, blissful, months count as having lived there!)
The defining element of my life has always been my addiction to Story - written, drawn, filmed, barely hinted at in the finds of an archaeological dig... if there is a narrative to enjoy, I will find it or create it. Long ago my husband dubbed it "narrative disorder" and I know I'm not alone!
When I am not writing, my hands seem to crave creating things from fibre and yarn and, thanks to my dear grandmother who I lost when I was 12, I have the skills to do so: knitting, crochet, embroidery, sewing and, most recently, thanks to my Aunt, weaving the cloth I use. Soon, I'll be spinning the yarn, too! More and more I find solace in creating physical things, in growing things, in doing for myself what machines or exploited workers so often do for the modern world and I'm grateful to Granny daily for teaching me how.
In December 2016, my husband and I moved out of the city to the Victorian country town of Ballan where we adopted a ginger and white tom cat we named Oggie (after Ogma, the Celtic god of writing) and have found ourselves considering settling down to a country life. We'll see :)