So what's my story?
I’ve been a writer for over 20 years. But like all of us, I've traveled various roads that have all led me to this overarching theme - writing. Here are some of them:
I’ve been an actress on South African television (Muvhango, Scandal, Backstage) including TV ads (MTN, ABSA) ; TV presenter on cable (for Absa Private Bank); public speaker (event host for Vega: the Brand School's Annual Awards, event host for ADvTECH annual meeting, motivation speeches, speaker introductions, etc.) and radio voice-overs; mass communications specialist and entrepreneur (co-founded MCG Communications).
I’ve written and designed newsletters for PR clients; been published in the Sentinel and Journal, publications in the stable of award-winning newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor; wrote an African Studies program for Vega: the Brand School; wrote a weekly blog known as, The Trailwalker, for withu.org. I have edited various published materials including the book, "The Worst Day Fishing" (St. Michael's Publishing, 2008) written by Travis G. Penrod and Jacquelyn O. de Laveaga. Most recently, I utilized my classical piano training as a music and movement instructor for pre-schoolers at Woodentots in Hong Kong.
As a published author of the children's book The Contest, I've written more books in this series. I'm currently working on a new children's book focused on bullying. I also have a Master of Journalism from Temple University, Philadelphia.
I am married and live on Bainbridge Island. And yes, I am also a mom. Two kids. The Contest is my first children’s book.