I began writing in high school and was first published in the Brisbane State High School Year book, 1966.
In 1975 I completed a correspondence course in Freelance Journalism followed by a Short Story Course in 1978. In 1976 my story ‘The Enchanted Valley’, a story about Fraser Island in the future was published in the QIT magazine, Unit76.
In the 70’s and 80’s my short stories were published in ‘Me’ magazine. I also wrote a weekly segment as Public Relations Officer for Beenleigh Air Sea rescue and had several articles published in the Albert & Logan News, Sea Spray and the Official Journal of the Air Sea Rescue Association of Qld.
I am a current member of Byron Writers Festival, The Qld Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival, The Society of Women Writers and The Alliance of Independent Authors. I am also the Secretary/Treasurer of the Fellowship of Australian Writers Qld.
In 2014 I began a 52 Week Flash Fiction Challenge on Facebook. My books ‘Flash Fiction Volume One and Two’ are compilations of these stories. Stories, each no more than 500 words, concise and easily consumed in brief moments of down time.
‘For me writing is about the words, how they come together, what the story says. The art of good Flash Fiction is to deliver a subtle message in the least amount of words. I believe my books have achieved this.’
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Flash Fiction Vol 1
They say the best examples of a fine Chianti are a visceral tasting experience; an intense sense of place developing with just a single sip. The same can be said of this collection of flash fiction shorts. Review by Dimity Powell – Children’s author.
A compilation of stories, each no more than 500 words, concise and easily consumed in brief moments of down time. Illustrated throughout, the stories are varied taking the reader on a brief but significant journey etching indelible images of people, places and situations which linger in the mind and often leave the reader wanting more.