I was born in the countryside on the Clarence River. I have lived in cities ever since I left home: Armidale, Sydney, Paris and London. I was a "professional academic" for many years, and have degrees in French, English and Creative Writing. I met my husband while in a theatre and we have two adult kids, two grandchildren, and an elderly dog. My husband was an actor when I met him at the New Theatre, and I was a tutor in French (Sydney University). We then exchanged roles, he becoming a professor, and I engaging in creative writing and nurturing. He likes to cook creatively, which suits me!