About

About my professional interests

My working life fitted untidily into the ‘helping professions’ (nursing, counselling, advocacy, training, management etc.). I also acquired an almost incidental tertiary education in sociology, history, women’s studies and counselling. At sixty-five I retired from the full-time paid workforce.

The next year, Edith Cowan University accepted me into a PhD (Writing) program. A late bloomer, I’d never been a full-time student before, and I loved it. I finished my PhD in 2006.

Personal

My second husband and I caused a stir when we eloped the day after his seventy-first birthday. We posted letters telling tour children and friends we’d be in Paris on our honeymoon by they got the mail.

As well as writing, there are many things about which I’m passionate. First come my husband and family, which continues to grow. Great-grandchildren are born and grandchildren introduce their new partners. The birth of my fifth great-grandchild last year brought the tally of my direct descendants to thirty. I’m proud about that.

My youngest grandson, Edward Linton on a rug I crotcheted for his sister. (Photo by Louisa Nancarrow)

My youngest grandson, Edward Linton on a rug I crotcheted for his sister. (Photo by Louisa Nancarrow)

 

We  recently bought an A’Van Cruiser. John and I may be over the hills as far as our age, but we are still keen on camping. New adventures beckon.

I’ve published two books, and you can read about them on this site . I still write. Between travelling with my husband and enjoying our grandchildren and great-grandchildren, I sometimes facilitate workshops for writers and accept writing projects..

I live in Perth, Western Australia.