I am a musician and author from Hobart, Tasmania. I have recently retired from my work as an orchestral musician to focus on writing full-time. I am currently completing my BA in Professional Writing and Publishing, with plans to undertake a Masters degree in creative writing. Those folks at OUA know how to tempt me.
My work includes short stories, feature articles, personal essays and concert reviews. In 2021 I published my first book, The Light in the Darkness: Musings on Living with Cancer. It is a collection of memoir, reflections and personal essays telling of my own experience of living with a potentially terminal illness.
You can find my work in CutCommon, Limelight Magazine, Stringendo, Elephant Journal and The Fictional Cafe. My first short story, ‘Georgina’s Dilemma’, won 3rd prize in a ‘Writers’ Forum short story competition in 2017 and my memoir piece, 'The Diagnosis', won 2nd prize in The Field of Words memoir competition, 2018.
I have recently had some success with public readings of some of my writing, which is particularly effective when sharing a stage with musician(s). I loved doing this, and plan to explore it further.
After a lifetime of touring the world with my viola, I have finally settled in a little house by the Mt Wellington fire trail, where I live in domestic bliss with my two cats and travel
as little as possible. In addition to writing, I love cooking, yoga, reading and swimming.
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