Writing, as in jotting down thoughts, came to me in Boston at a time in my life when I was staying with my daughter while her husband was away studying. I'd retired from a busy business life and for the first time for decades, found myself at a loose end. As I strolled around the Back Bay Fens watching geese and busy beavers building dams, I found myself looking for pencil and paper. That was in 2003.
By 2008 my first memoir "The Power of Feng Shui: Living Proof" was published. Since this time I liken my writing to a cat licking itself - something I have to do on a daily basis which gives me great pleasure.
I'm fortunate in having had three different career paths - nursing, art and business - and being an entrepreneur who eventually sold out to a multinational corporation for a handsome sum. This not only funded my life as a free-spirited wandered for five years or so, but more importantly, I no longer felt the need to climb rungs on a ladder some people call 'success'. I now live a simple, peaceful life and can draw on my experiences to enrich my writing.
I believe writing was always in my blood although I had to tramp along many paths to eventually find my feet, but although I've always painted in oils, played the piano and, of late, composed music, I find writing to be the most creative art of all and so satisfying.
My second book "Journey of the Mind: Poems & Lyrics" was published in 2009. The sequel to the first book "My Runaway Prince" and another memoir "Breaking Loose: an Australian Story" are well on their way to completion.