Welcome to my blog, The Craft of Writing. The content and information found here illustrates and documents my passion for writing based on researching and practising genres, such as novel and short story writing. Other topics of particular interest to me are environmental issues, psychology, destigmatising mental illness, spirituality in its broadest sense, travel, mythology, and supporting minority groups, such as refugees and immigrants.

I live in Coogee with my husband of 45 years, near the Pacific sea board of New South Wales, just five kilometres from the centre of Sydney. We have two adult children, a daughter, Kate, and a son, Joel, and three biological grandchildren, as well as several fostered grandchildren. My passion for writing has culminated in a novel, Karrana, published in 2019 at the age of 74. I am now writing a creative memoir, Voices from the Deep, informed by my knowledge and experience of psychology, and recounting how I overcame crippling emotional problems, including depression.

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