I’ve been a writer since I could hold pen to paper, which is a lot longer than I care to admit. When I’m not writing, I pretend to work as an environmental consultant. Don’t you just hate it when work gets in the way?!
My first story was about a naughty unicorn. I wrote it out by hand when I was seven years old (this was way before the computer got personal). I illustrated every page with candy-coloured pencil crayons.
It was the first and last time I did my own cover art.
I always hesitate when people ask me where I’m from. There’s no one-word answer to that. Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, I’ve lived in Kenya since mid-2000 with my husband, our two children and other amusing animals. You can find photos of our home over here.
ABOUT MY WORLD: from Africa, with a Bite!
Currently I am immersed in the world of Mrs. Beatrice Knight and the Society for Paranormals, where African Myth meets Victorian Manners. The paranormal obviously plays a big role, as do quirky humour, African mythology, colonial history and tea. Lots of tea. Society for Paranormals is a series concerning dead husbands, African legends and the search for a perfect spot of tea.
If, like me, you adore “Pride & Prejudice”, enjoy cozy mysteries, appreciate British humour, and wouldn’t mind an “Out of Africa” safari with a supernatural twist, then this is the series for you.
Mrs. Knight has been favourably compared to Alexis Tarabotti, Amelia Peabody, Miss Marple, Miss Peregrine and Mary Poppins! One reader described Mrs. Knight as “Jane Austen meets Lara Croft“!
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If you want to hear how I sound like in real life, check out this interview: