As a teenager and throughout my twenties I wrote intermittently and became an archaeologist and then a primary school teacher. In 2009, with Western Australia's teaching jobs becoming scarce, I threw caution to the wind and moved to London on a one-way ticket. This turned out to be the right decision, and I've never looked back except to miss my family, my friends, and Cadbury's Cherry Ripes.
After one wild year in London and five happy ones in Hertfordshire, I am now settling into my new home in Derbyshire with my wife and step-son. By day, I work for an education charity that provides post-secondary education to young people with autism and other complex needs, a role about which I am deeply passionate. I strive to be an innovative and compassionate educator, and although I am happy in my current role, I still dream of opening a revolutionary school and changing education for everyone, forever. I have big dreams and big ideas... and very little time or money. Ho hum!
The stories I choose to write fall within the somewhat niche genre of "lesbian fantasy adventure". Discovering that this genre existed at all was a revelation; however it was followed shortly afterwards by the further revelation that it was going to take me less than a year to read everything that already existed in this genre, even if I stretched the definition to include weird 1970s sci-fi. My current favourite authors are Jane Fletcher, Barbara Ann Wright and Jacqueline Carey, and I hope to eventually join their ranks and expand the genre of LGBTQ fantasy a little.
When I am not writing, working, consuming fantasy media or doing "family stuff", I can generally be found re-creating the medieval world with the SCA, researching my family history, or
Occasionally I sleep.