Stories about love, about despair...
About that explosion of joyous happiness that makes you want to hug the bus driver. About that desperate nameless sadness that burns in your chest when you look up at a night sky filled with the brilliant sparks of a million stars.
Yeah, stuff like that.
I find beauty in chaos and in the way the Earth claims her own back. One day, I hope we find the way to balance our courageous fierce convictions with our gentle compassionate love. At least that’s what my characters try to do, in whatever world their feet may take them.
That's the power of all the words in all the books in all the libraries ever written.
To go to places ‘beyond the fields we know’…
I believe we should remain humble in the face of all we do not understand.
I believe we should listen more than talk.
I believe we should exercise our wisdom and our kindness.
I believe we were made to dream...
All of us.
live, adapt, repeat ...
THE FACTS: I live in the sub-tropics in Australia, in a wooden house so filled with character even the termites live next door. I drink tea. I have cats. I have a doctorate in ecology. I share my space with my family who put up with my writing madness for the most part.
MORE FACTS: Starting life off as a scientist I was trained to treat writing as a tool for explaining and reporting findings. All very rational and logical, Mr Spock. Although I earned a living writing and editing, it was technical and scientific material. I kept my other writing very much in the closet. There was always a part of me that whispered that creative writing was not a worthy pursuit, that it was not serious (yep, impostor syndrome).
However, the need to keep writing was stronger. Certainly that doubting voice never stopped me from reading my romance, science fiction and fantasy novels. It was only after many years that I realized that I was writing my own stories in my head; re-writing endings, re-portraying characters, re-plotting adventures. So, I started writing Regency romance, one of my favourite romance sub-genres.
Why the paranormal element you ask? Because the unexplained fascinates me, perhaps it is the scientist in me. The need to understand and explore.
To ask... not why, but why not?
I also write short stories here and there; whimsical, romantic, emotional. You can also find a weird train-of-thought ramble over at Long Night Cafe, the Suschewalden Chronicles (pronounced anyway you like), about the fictitious town of Suschewalden and the people that live there.