About

I live on the South Coast of New South Wales and work at being a writer. My interests include reading, writing and discussing speculative fiction and I have a keen interest in new scientific discoveries (astrology, space exploration, cosmology, physics, psychology etc). I like to read about Australia, the political arena and environmental issues. I also love to knit and cross-stitch when I’m not into books, on the computer writing or out kayaking, I’m swimming and golfing.

I’m a member of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Writers (EFAW) and the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild.  I have a number of short stories published including:

Co-Editor with Debbie Richardson, “Alien Zoo,” Secret Society of Words, 2016.

“Blissful Symbiosis”, Flash Fiction, in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW 2015

“Great Hobbies”, in Flights of Fancy Anthology, EFAW, 2015

“A Vain Hope’, Micro Fiction, CSfG Website 2012″

“Hobnails in Heaven,” Masques, ed.  Gillian Polack & Scott Hopkins, 2009.

“Growing Old,”  Writers Voice, Quarterly Bulletin of The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Summer Edition #230, p21, Dec 2010.

“Dragonfly,” Winds of Change, ed. Elizabeth Fitzgerald, 2011.

I currently facilitate vocational training in all aspects of Project Management with Wisdom Learning, based in Canberra.  For the past 30 years I was a Project Manager undertaking diverse activities including PM for overseas constructions (mainly in SE Asia), policy projects for the Australian Government and, as a Project Director, I spent many years as a specialist in IT Projects.  The vast majority of the projects I managed were multi-million dollar contracts. Being a Project Officer, Project Manager and eventually Project Director came as an odd choice for me.  Prior to that, and before getting several degrees, I will admit to being a simple (oh yeah) secretary, a Navy Medic and working in construction companies in many roles including accounts and scheduling.

I have a Bachelor Degree and several Graduate Diplomas including in Psychology, Law and Project Management and a Cert IV in Training and Assessment (2014) and a Cert IV in Government – Statutory Compliance (2015).  So you can see I’m always interested in learning.

 

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