I have been writing stories and poetry all of my life. My interest in art began when my Dad held my hand when I was about two years old and helped me to draw a face. Since then I have progressed through pencils and crayons through water colours and oils and finally I am doing most of my art on the computer. I have created all of the illustrations in my books and have a substantial art gallery here at Renderosity. I was born in England and travelled to Australia with my family when I was ten years old. We moved to Mount Gambier when I was a child and I returned here in the early 90s and have lived here since. My early life was filled with books and reading and every Christmas we always received a story book of some kind. I remember our book shelves being filled with the works of Kipling, Shakespeare, H. G. Wells, Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poe, to name a few, together with a good smattering of Enid Blyton and many other children's authors. That early contact with books at my mother's knee inspired a love of reading and writing for which I will always be thankful.