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Althea, a 70year old great-grandmother from Australia who loves to write.


Background Information

When the last of my five children left home, I feared the empty nest syndrome. Complaining to my son one day about going brain-dead, he replied, 'Why don't you write a book. You do enough reading, so you should be able to write one.' Not quite that easy, I told him. However, I accepted his challenge. But what could I write about? So I dcided to set my book around places and activities I was reasonably familiar with. Being a Criis Line Councelor, Elizabeth, in ANOTHER CHANCE is also a telephone councelor. Soon I was obsessed. I loved creatng my characters, placing them in situations both good and bad; I laughed with them, and I cried with them; and when draft after endless draft I finally typed THE END, I mourned for my lost friends. However there are always more characters waiting to be born,and I soon began my next novel.

Birth Place
Brisbane,  Australia
Accomplishments

After riding the merry-go-round of publiushers, I finally published on-line with Lulu.com

Additional Information

I have completed four books now and working on my next one, WILLIAM AND LIAM. Recently having been diagnosed with a chronic leukemia, I am keen to write a book of my memories and credos for my children. This is a whole new field for me, and I am unsure where to begin. As with my first book, the answer is by putting pen to paper



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