I was born in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, and immigrated to Australia in 1986. I have lived in several States and multiple countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. I am a psychologist by profession and having grown up in war I am interested in the psychology of power, war and post-traumatic stress, all of which feature in my novel Watershed.
I now live in Far North Queensland; have four adult children and live with my partner near Millaa Millaa, on a farm that borders the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest. This is where I divide my time between my passion for writing, and my responsibility as CEO for an Atherton Tablelands Charity, where we provide psychology services.
Prior to moving to North Queensland, I worked in several Senior Executive positions in the Commonwealth and State Governments. In 2012 I was lucky enough to reduce my working week, giving me time to write, something I am passionate about, but never before had time to pursue in depth.
Aside from academic publishing and the stories on this blog, my published works include the novel Dying Days (ISBN: 978-0-9942671-1-5) a mystery about a man searching for his biological father and becoming involved in a political intrigue in Mugabe’s Zimbabwe, and Watershed (ISBN: 978-0-9942671-1-5) which is a look at an Australian dystopian future with political intrigue, deceit and oppression.
My most recently published novel is a light-hearted romantic comedy called The Trouble with Maggie. (ISBN-13:978-0-9942671-8-4)