Born in South Africa in the 60s, I came to England in 1987 to visit family. I liked the weather so much I decided to stay. After a writing holiday on the little Greek Island of Skyros I had an epiphany and realised I should be writing on a more full time basis so walked away from a teaching career. It was probably heat stroke since I hadn’t seen much sun since my arrival in the UK. I then studied writing at City Lit with the poet Caroline Natzler and now self-publish, blog and tutor in the South London area. Currently I teach English at a local charity (Young Women’s Hub) and run creative writing workshops and after school clubs in collaboration with www.inkhead.co.uk. My published work includes poetry in the literary magazine Prole, Fantasy for children, Science Fiction for young adults and Magic Realism for adults. As well as my writing, I have a passion for Italiano, Lindy Hop and Argentine Tango.