A little bit about me.

I live with my daughter in sunny Takapuna, a beachside suburb in Auckland, New Zealand.

Writing was always a passion growing up, but the hobby fell away as I grew older and it wasn’t until I reached my thirties that I considered giving it another go. "The Lighthouse" started with just a fragment of an idea and not much else, and I gave myself three months to see how far I could get trying to turn that idea into a novel.

I was, admittedly, very naïve about the process and completely unprepared for what lay ahead. That first draft took three years to write, and when I reached the end it was fairly obvious that it wasn’t written to a high enough standard. But I was still passionate about the story I wanted to tell, so I went straight back to page one and started all over again. Had I known what was involved and how long it would take, I’m not sure I would have ever begun, but for some reason I just kept plugging away at it, day after day, week after week, and soon the weeks became months, the months became years, and now, finally, almost a decade after I typed those first words, the novel is nearly ready to step out into the big wide world.

I am nervous of course about how it will be received, but my fingers are crossed that if finds an audience and that people enjoy it, because I would love to build a career from this and continue writing.

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