Kia ora koutou - welcome.  I write historical fiction set in New Zealand. 'The Gold Series' began life as one short story created from a revelation discovered on my family tree. But once I began digging, there was so much more to find! 

Southern Gold begins in my home town, the southern city of Dunedin,  during the 1850s. An newborn is rescued from imminent death, named Billie, and brought up in the notorious Maclaggan Street slums. With a mysterious past and a challenging nature, she is an gal with heaps of gumption.

Threads of Gold sees Billie campaigning for women's right to Vote. With her stylish fashion house and increasing influence, she's now the darling of Dunedin society. Her life is filled with family, controversy and causes. In an era of male dominance, Billie rarely takes 'no' for an answer.

Behind the Victorian facades: stories of love, laughter and true grit! 


Story-writing comes from inspiration. I teach Creative Writing for Beginners at Mangawhai Writers Workshop and all my students give me inspiration for new projects.