Welcome! Thank you for dropping by and for your interest in my work.
A lover of words, I’ve always been a voracious reader. From early childhood books have been my preferred escape. Beginning with Little Golden Books I read my way through the words of Enid Blyton Jane Austen, Elizabeth Gaskell, Irving Stone, Dick Francis to Georgette Heyer.
At the same time Judith Wright, Dorothea Mackellar, “Banjo” Paterson and Henry Lawson fuelled my love for words set to rhythm, rhyme or music.
Writing poetry and prose was a natural progression that became my passion and creative outlet as I dealt, in my working life, with other people’s words.
The books I have to share with you over the next year are a series I’ve dubbed New Horizons. They began with me wondering what it might have been like for those who lost so much in events such as Ireland’s Great Famine who decided to leave their ancestral homes and travel across the globe to new horizons such as the Americas and the “Great South Land”, Australia.
There’s a special place in my heart for those who not only survive hardship and tragedy but go on to thrive and give of themselves to others. Those exceptional people have qualities to be admired and stories which deserve to be told.
The many and varied facets of love fascinate me. The relationships between friends, family and lovers, how people act and interact, their values and priorities are endlessly interesting. I’m drawn to positive heart warming stories. I hope you are too.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy my blog, poetry and other bits and pieces I post.