I was born in Adelaide, went on to Torrens C.A.E. and then taught at Koonibba Aboriginal School, Ceduna Area School, Pt Broughton Area School, Minlaton Primary School and Strathalbyn Primary School.
In 1983 I worked as a governess/housekeeper on Commonwealth Hill Station, north-west of Tarcoola.
I am married with a twenty three year-old daughter, three adult step-children, four grand-daughters and two grandsons. I work two days a week in the Resource Centre at Eastern Fleurieu School, teaching creative writing and doing literature studies with classes.
I love gardening and have an organic orchard and vegetable garden. I also love food…and cooking up a storm! My favourite food is chocolate.
I have had six children’s picture books published
2004 Limpopo Lullaby illus. Dee Huxley, Limelight Press, CBC Notable 2005
2005 Glass Tears illus. Di Wu, Limelight Press, CBC Notable 2006
2006 Ali the Bold Heart illus. Elise Hurst, Limelight Press, CBC Notable 2007
2014 Tea and Sugar Christmas illustrated Robert Ingpen, National Library Australia, CBCA Honour Book 2015 ABIA Book of Year Small Publishers Children
2015 One Step At A Time illustrated Sally Heinrich, MidnightSun Publishing, CBCA Honour Book 2016
2016 Radio Rescue! illustrated by Robert Ingpen, National Library Australia
2008 Ami has Aspergers, which was written and illustrated by me Published by Autism SA
2017 Papa Sky illustrated Sally Heinrich Published MidnightSun Publishing CBCA Notable 2018
2018 The Man with Small Hair illustrated Andrew Joyner Published Little Hare