Born and raised in rural New Zealand, he trained as a teacher and spent rather too many years at the chalkface in New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. Recently he came full circle, returning to an idyllic small lifestyle block in NZ’s north. He came to poetry rather late in life and is previously unpublished.
An aficionado of flash fiction, limericks and other forms of pithy prose and poetry, she became fond of light verse, particularly shape poems, while working as a school librarian. She met her husband while serving in the Peace Corps in Morocco and is contemplating writing a memoir about that experience.