About The Author
After completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of New England majoring in Philosophy and Formal Systems of Applied Logic of Natural Languages, I embarked on a career writing and implementing Quality Assurance Procedural Systems and Customer Satisfaction and Retention Programs.
Entwining these mind-numbing decades of work using my sanity-saving habit of getting lost in a fabulous fiction novel every spare moment I could steal, I eventually decided to put my methodical brain to good use and become a novelist. I began by writing three children’s stories completely in rhyme (approx. 18,000 words each). Although working within the constraints of rhyme was a difficult and challenging undertaking, it was also tremendously beneficial, and when I finally put them in the drawer and began to write in prose, the sense of freedom was extraordinary.
The story of the Guild of Ghost Guides unfolded across three novels written over three years. Then came the polishing, and polishing, and polishing of the first novel. Aragantos is now ready. As a prolific reader and perfectionist, I don’t say this lightly.
On a personal note I love the ocean and all its inhabitants, I love all animals, and even cope quite well with the odd insect, reptile and arachnid. My favourite colour is blue. And green. And purple. Purple’s nice, too. It’s because I’m a Gemini and can never make up my mind. My favourite food is any and all varieties of fruit (except black sapote, which tricks you into thinking it’s going to taste like chocolate pudding and doesn’t). My music faves include Passenger, REM, Tracy Chapman, Bowie, Joan Armatrading, Paul Simon, and Crowded House – and when I’m happy I sing (much to the displeasure of those around me).