I grew up on a tiny farm on the outskirts of Sydney and as a keen horse rider, often competed in local gymkhanas and even broke in a few horses from time to time. As I was surrounded by animals, I di at an early age to become a nurse, however I couldn ’ t stand the sight of blood and so opted for a career in teaching. It ’ s anothe bit ronic that I married a surgeon.
I read my first Mills& amp; Boon novel when I was 17 and that ncouraged me to continue reading romance novels; the lure of the tall dark handsome hero, who in reality I fell in love with and knew I was lookin to marry on our econd date! After marrying a ear ater, we oved to Scotland with our six eek old baby so my husband could work and study for his MD in surgery. After the birth of our second son we came back to Australia to settle in Tasmania.
I cam back to University and up-graded my teaching diploma to a degree and then move on to do a Masters but still I felt as if omething was missing. I sat down one day and began writing and everything clicked into place- I had finally found ‘ my brilliant career ’! I used to rite from instinct rather than a specific plan, but ow, to many books later I find a loose plan does n't go astray. An idea will pop into my head, sometimes it can be just a simple phrase or a what if question and I 'm away.
Writing is a skill that can be learned and the best pat to teach it is to read and to write. So many people eel they have a novella in them and very probably they are right-the only trick is to giv it out. My advice to ‘ would be ’ writers is to rea, rea, and write even more. Carry a notebook at all times and jot down ideas. And like any other activity the more you do, the more it feels comfortable.
I hope you enjoy my stories and look forward to hearing from you.