I wrote my first story at the tender age of 11. I don’t know if I that was my defining moment, however, I’ve long known that I must give expression to my inner voice.

I wrote my first story at the tender age of 11. I don’t know if I that was my defining moment, however, I’ve long known that I must give expression to my inner voice.

I hold an Arts degree and a Master of Laws from the University of NSW and I worked as a corporate lawyer for close to 12 years before deciding to concentrate on raising my young family. During those frantic working years, any writing ambitions I had were simply eclipsed by the all-encompassing needs of three babies and a demanding career.

A while back I read Taking the Drop by Danielle Dubois, Jillian Flitton, Debbie James and Sheree Da Costa (Vivid Publishing 2011), a book about four middle-aged Australian women surfers. Balancing careers and families, each of these women devoted time to pursuing a pastime they were passionate about, even though at times it was a scary pursuit. They never took “no” for an answer and didn’t allow their age be a barrier to what they wanted to do. This book made me sit up and pay attention. If they could do it. . .so could I! When Australian surf legend Pam Burridge penned “Keep Surfing” in the front of my copy, it was a metaphorical call to arms. I would pursue my dream of being a writer!

I’ve certainly made some inroads into this journey. My first foray into the publishing world via Coastal Chef has been an amazing experience and a steep learning curving that has taught me many valuable lessons.

I’ve been coming to Mollymook with my husband and children for many years now and consider this beautiful part of the world to be my second home.


Find me at: http://owlrockoz.blogspot.com.au