The Booktopia Book Guru asks
author of Desert Fish
Ten Terrifying Questions
1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled?
I was born in Northern NSW, in Lismore, the oldest of four girls. I grew up nearby in Casino. I hung about after I left school, failed miserably as a trainee accountant, and then worked as a receptionist in an aged care home before moving to Brisbane and going to university. In my late twenties I travelled to Scotland on a working holiday. I met my partner there, and we have two sons.
2. What did you want to be when you were twelve, eighteen and thirty? And why?
I can’t remember what I wanted to be when I was twelve. I didn’t think so far ahead at that age. I thought girls grew into Continue reading
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