I was born and raised in South Africa. As an introverted only child, I had few friends, so lived in my imagination through much of my childhood creating stories full of magical characters that became my friends.  In my teens I started writing to pen pals from all over the world joining the global community long before the Internet came along. 

After studying horticulture and then spending some years travelling on and off,  I moved to New Zealand in 2001. Horticulture didn't work out for me - partly due to health issues that started to emerge at the time so I ended up working as a secretary and medical typist for many years. Later I went on to a career in publishing working mostly in online communications and as a freelance editor and digital photograph restorer.

I did my time in the corporate world doing various city office jobs until at last, in 2016 I achieved my dream of moving to the country. I now live in rural New Zealand and spend my days writing full time and enjoying arts and crafts, gardening and walking the country roads.

To Fly Pegasus...

The significance of the Pegasus.

When I was 18 my best friend died tragically in a car accident.  I lost part of myself that day. We were more than best friends, we were kindred spirits. It was as if we were made of the same cloth. Many years later a psychic told me that we are of the same soul group and that makes sense to me. It was as if we had known each other for centuries through many lifetimes. We were both 'old souls' and felt like we didn't belong in this world, but at least we had each other. 

Losing her is the greatest loss I have ever endured and I miss her still every day. However, I know she is with me in spirit and I see her often in my dreams.

We daydreamed of knights, mythical creatures, love, romance and chivalry together. We were both writers and loved our monthly meetings of my high school's writers' circle. She was one year ahead of me and when she finished school she wrote in the school year book 'to fly Pegasus' as her future ambition.

When she passed, I vowed to try and live my life to the full - to aspire to fly Pegasus - for her. And I promised that when I eventually did write a book, I would dedicate it to her.  

Dedicated to Deighton Talbot
21 January 1974 – 26 June 1993

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields 
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

From your kindred spirit forever… 

Until we meet again.

The beautiful Pegasus image used on this website is by Dorota Kudyba.

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