In primary school I loved writing ‘compositions’. These creative writing exercises had me lost in language. In Year 5 or 6 I wrote something about ‘relieving a present of its paper’ and it earned the comment, ‘… as if it were a living a thing.’ I enjoy words. For many years I kept journals.

For over twenty years I wrote programs and lessons for classroom delivery! Later, a short stint in project management had me writing all sorts of formal business documents. It wasn’t until I stepped away from the classroom and business world that the creative writing juices began to flow! I finally had time to let my thoughts distill and eventually focussed on writing. I began with a historical fiction trilogy – nothing like diving in the deep end! But that sits in my bottom drawer and I now focus on contemporary fiction and poetry.

One day, I was visiting my mother in the central West Aussie wheatbelt where it dawned on me that her cases and trunks of family history are a treasure trove of writing ideas! Letters, photos and memorabilia from the 1800’s onward served as  a springboard for my venture into historical fiction. I detoured though and now use much of that invaluable material for bigoraphies of family members.

Coupled with my love for words, I also really love photography. I enjoy writing to images and to art as well as writing exploring other forms of poetry.

I’ve a lot more to add about who I am and what I do, and will bring you more soon.

Life is an ocean filled with wondrous thoughts.
Life is an ocean filled with wondrous thoughts.

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Susan is a writer based in Perth's Darling Range, Western Australia. Her love for writing began as a child and is a life-long passion. Susan is also passionate about reading and attributes much of her learning to the wonderful world of literature. She enjoys photography and art and loves to write the occasional poem.

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