As a child I wrote stories, then raw, emotional teenage poetry. As a teacher I wrote articles, teacher reference and text books. The past few years I've focused on memoir writing.
All the Days After describes the year after losing my partner in the Black Saturday bushfires.
Waldene - Love in the Shadows traces our love story before his death.
I'm currently a member of three writing groups;
Feedback from other writers (and readers) is invaluable to a writer. Suggestions, editing, tips, and encouragement are there for the harvesting.
I'm fairly new to writing a blog but am enjoying the opportunity to share my thoughts about my current writing projects and my challenges.
I hope you'll contact me if there's something that interests you in my writing.
I am available to guest speak about my experiences following the loss of my partner in the Black Saturday fires.
I also deliver author talks and/or general writing workshops or workshops specifically about memoir-writing.
In July 2021 am doing an author talk about both my memoirs. This will be my first time talking about both books and as covid prevented a formal launch of Waldene-Love in the Shadows, it will be wonderful to show it an audience.
The following month I'm delivering a memoir writing workshop and also a workshop for parents previewing my financial literacy book (which hopefully will be available soon after).
... writing is powerfully graphic, M. Oliver bookseller
..Should be required reading for everyone setting out to help those faced with trauma, Dr R. Gordon
Raw and compelling, Harper Collins
Informative, inspirational, passionate speaker, U3A
Wry, funny and insightful, L. Siejka, Yarra Plenty Libraries
Talented and prolific writer, P. Arts, Society of Women Writers Victoria
My second memoir, Waldene - Love in the Shadows, was published September 2020.
Blending prose, poetry and love letters this romantic memoir exposes the power of love to endure against all odds.
Both my memoirs are available as paperbacks and e-books through all the usual outlets.
They can also be purchased via the link below for the special price of $25 each including postage.
All profits from the sale of All the Days After are donated with thanks to:
Centre for Grief & Bereavement
whose volunteers helped me through the hard times.
Fire Nelson Australia (1999) children’s storybook (one of a larger series)
Thinking Allowed, Hawker Brownlow (2003)
Numeracy Workbook for VCAL, CUP (2006)
Action Numeracy for Middle Primary, ACER Press (2007)
Action Numeracy for Upper Primary, ACER Press (2008)
Mathematics 7A & 7B for Papua New Guinea, OUP (2007)
Mathematics 8A & 8B for Papua New Guinea, OUP (2009)
More Thinking Allowed, Hawker Brownlow (2013)
All the Days After, Finch (2015)
Waldene - Love in the Shadows, Busybird (2020)
Valuing mathematics in our society Maths Association of Victoria (2002)
Making mathematicians Maths Association of Victoria (2003)
Mathematics- Making sense of our world Maths Association of Victoria (2007)
Mathematics is multi-dimensional Maths Association of Victoria (2011)
Time to Write, Yarra Bend Press (2014)
A Tapestry of Words, a Whittlesea Community Grants publication (2014)
Sparx , SWWV (2019)
Sparx, SWWV (2020)
Hard’N Bold, Prime Number, New Idea, RoyalAuto, Northern News, Leader News, Sunday Age, Weekend Australian and others.