I was born in Palmerston North, New Zealand and have lived in Australia for most of my life.
I wrote my first performed play when I was nineteen and my first (unpublished) book when I was twelve years old.
I have had many jobs – as a journalist, TV script assistant, theatre manager, theatre publicist and bar maid.
For many years I taught Drama (loved it) and English (liked it) in a variety of Victorian secondary schools.
I am a passionate supporter of the environment and maintaining wilderness areas.
The lizard picture on these pages has a special significance. When I was studying Drama we were asked to think of an animal totem. For no reason at all I chose the lizard. Years later, when running my own theatre company, I used a lizard as the company logo. Even later, I discovered that my father’s side of the family (the Hosking side) came from a place called The Lizard in Cornwall. It’s England’s most south westerly point.
How weird is that? WHAT DOES IT MEAN??? Cue scary music…da da dah-dah!
This is the Lizard Headland in Cornwall.