I came into this world conveniently on Christmas Eve at Wakefield Maternity Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. I was the second child and only daughter to my Scottish mother and New Zealand father.
I spent my childhood comfortably raised between two brothers and had most of my schooled education inside the modest and friendly gates of Corran School for Girls.
On leaving school, I embarked on a career in bacteriology. Once qualified, I moved to Oxford, England taking up a post in the Microbiology Laboratory at John Headington Hospital.
On returning to New Zealand, I joined the cancer research team at the Auckland School of Medicine, heading a drug testing division.
A change of direction saw me enter The Auckland School of Education. After graduating I taught as head teacher in several kindergartens before setting up and opening privately.
I married, and six months after the birth of our first baby, we relocated south to Gisborne. While there, I had three more children and completed a Diploma in Theology. We returned to Auckland a few months before the birth of our fifth child. When he was three months, I started to write New Zealand’s first published home-grown book on home schooling, ‘Home Educating in New Zealand’ published in 2004.
After the birth of our sixth child I started to write another home educating book for an international Christian home schooling community, ‘Call Us a Biblical Christian Family’ published 2006.
A year later, I put pen to paper while researching for my first adult historical novel ‘Son of Spain’. Vol one published 2012. Vol two published 2013.
2013 I started an Art History You tube Gotta-minute supported by free download commentary series for primary to intermediate students on ISSUU. The same year I completed a young adult fiction ‘Thunderbird’.
In Feb 2016, my husband, children and I took the opportunity to settle in England, giving me a chance to research my next project, while writing
'101 Reasons to Home Educate in the 21st Century'.
Now at the beginning of 2019, far removed from the Age of my childhood, I have written and published 'WE ARE REVOLTING' - a must read to successfully navigate the 21st Century.
My next title 'Surviving in a Weaponized World'
Photo by Deb McCabe