As a child, when my nose wasn’t stuck in a book, I wrote little stories and
illustrated them. This relieved the tedium of a very ordinary life. It took me
to places I would have liked to go, an escape to a dream world. I still write
constantly, poetry being the medium I love most.
When we came to the Shoalhaven over 17 years ago I joined the Fellowship of
Australian Writers so I could pursue writing more seriously. As a consequence of
a poetry workshop conducted by Chris Mansell about 11 years ago, I became one of
the founding members of the KTPs.
I have had successes in FAW (NSW) poetry competitions and have read at poetry
festivals, at Bundanon, and in open mike readings. In 1995, I self-published two
small books of poetry, Circles and Totem Circle, and in 2008 some of my poems
were included in Tangents, the KTP publication. I have been included in FAW
(Shoalhaven) anthologies, and in Arrow Publishing’s A Poet’s Journey 2001 and
The Poet’s Voice 2002’’.