I grew up in Wollongong, Australia, where I worked as a general nurse and midwife for fifteen years.
When I met my French husband on a Bangkok bus, I moved to France, where I have been living with my family for twenty-five years, working as a French-English medical translator, and as a novelist.
Since completing a creative writing course twelve years ago, several of my short stories have won awards, notably the Writers Bureau annual competition of 2004 and my stories have been published widely in anthologies and small press magazines. My articles on French culture and tradition are published in international magazines such as France Magazine, France Today and The Good Life France.
Spirit of Lost Angels is the first in my French historical trilogy, The Bone Angel Series. The second – Wolfsangel – was published in October, 2013, and the third, Blood Rose Angel, was published in November, 2015.
The first novel in my new 1970s Australian psychological suspense series, The Silent Kookaburra, was published in November, 2016. The second novel, The Swooping Magpie, was published in October, 2018.
Friends & Other Strangers is an award-winning, eclectic collection of funny, shocking, heart-breaking and distinctly Australian short stories, each with its own message.
I am a co-founder and member of Triskele Books, an independent writers' collective with a commitment to quality and a strong sense of place.
I also review books for BookMuse.
Quiet neighbours from my French rural village
Photo courtesy of Camille Perrat