Born in Hunterville, in the heart of the Rangitikei District of New Zealand, I grew up in remote and rural communities for much of my childhood – including several years on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf, without electricity to boot. My free-range childhood suited me well. I’d lived in twenty-three different houses by the age of 30, then stopped counting … as with the number of roles and industries that have played a part in my diverse and happy career in the gig economy. They include being a professional actor, voice artist, business owner, marketer, blogger, writer, and photographer to name just a few.
It wasn’t until my ADHD diagnosis at age 52 that I realised why I had struggled with feeling ‘different’ to my contemporaries throughout my entire life.
I’m a proud mother of three young men and, after years of urban living, I'm now back to living a free-range lifestyle that complements my desire for simplicity, creativity and curiosity.
My husband Jel and I spend our days immersed in music production for our band OLDER, writing and blogging about homesteading at Rediscover, and fending off possums from annihilating the many fruit trees dotted around our section. I have found my rural happy space, in my gumboots, in the garden, with my quirky chickens - Stressy, Bessy and Lacie.
Over the past few decades I have written for magazines, newspapers and extensive online copy however The Missing Piece: A Women's Guide to Understanding, Diagnosing and Living with ADHD is my first publication. I am delighted to have teamed up with Harper Collins New Zealand to make this available in print, e-book and audio book.