I love all kinds of writing and story telling – dramatic, informative, humorous, I read it. And I write it. But as a writer, the only thing I want the world to know about me is that I really love what I do. Those of us able to spend our time in this way are the luckiest people of all.
For several years I have concentrated on women’s history – I refer to myself as a Grassroots Women’s Historian.
“Celebrating Bendigo Women”. Most recently I invited several Bendigo women to participate in a book I was planning about the city’s women. Bendigo women, like every where in Australia have been left out of our history, but I knew there were women quietly working away trying to address the in-balance. Fortunately, everyone contributed material dating from the 1850s to the present with the recent stories being in the form of short personal biographies. From this experience I fully realised the multi-tasking, determined, courageous, flexible wonderful women this city has always bred. We have complete female representation at state and federal levels, five female councillors including the current mayor, and our world-class basket ball team “Bendigo Spirit” was named in their honour.
I also dabble in a little fiction and am currently completing one of several novels residing in the ‘bottom draw’.