My first book, Journey into the Dark and the Light, was published in 2017. The focus of the book is poetry and drawings from my teenage years, when I suffered from depression. As a coping mechanism I drew pictures and wrote my feelings down. My art and poetry distilled my sadness, ultimately becoming effective tools for healing by transforming negative conditions into a positive mind-set and a full life.

I am grateful for the fantastic opportunities I have created in my life, to work as a teacher in many different situations. I have experienced public and private schools in urban, rural, and remote locations around Australia and overseas. My students have ranged from primary to secondary and adults. I specialise in Languages and am a better teacher for my experiences.

I live in central Victoria, Australia, delighting in the country lifestyle and my creative pursuits such as writing, drawing and making music, as well as my handcraft: the everpresent projects which feed my soul.