Living off-grid in a quiet rural valley, I am blessed with the essentials in life; family, friends, fun and food.
Whether I am working on the farm, restoring the native bush block, or tending the garden, stories pop up from nowhere and insist on being written. Sometimes they make me laugh out loud when they arrive, which can be a bit disconcerting to anyone nearby 🙂
As well as coastal fishing, I enjoy gold panning, reading, exploring, and games like Dominion and Catan.
Laughter, respect and living lightly on this planet underline most of my philosophies. Local issues often provoke me to action, and I can’t bear inequitable practices.
I write with pen and paper… Editing happens only when the work is transferred to the computer, and each story has to survive being read to a couple of special folk before it is allowed out in public.
My work has been published in Short story anthologies and nominated for the odd award or two, which is satisfying. Four plays have been selected in the past few months for production. My poetry has survived Live poets evenings, with kind audience feedback.
Since some folk find such things important, I guess that I should mention that I have a Diploma in Creative Writing. I am involved with the local branch of NZ Society of Authors, enjoying sharing this writing journey with fellow writers.