About Me

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I talk too much. I get overexcited when something catches my interest. When time allows, I escape to the bush or the mountains to restore a sense of calm and timeless rhythm to my life..

With the beat of Africa in my blood, my poetry, short stories and novels are set in this continent, which has deep passion as its heart. The driving motivation of my characters is the search for love in all its forms.

Although I now live in Johannesburg, the economic powerhouse of Africa, my childhood was played out in the Zimbabwean bush. Born in a little village called Zvishavane, I’ve spent most of my life in South Africa. My diverse career path has had me working as a waitress in a steakhouse; as a bartender in an English pub (to earn money to pay for a hot air balloon ride for my Mom and myself!); and as an accountant, which was my career for many years, before I turned to writing and a more serious interest in astrology. 

I am passionate about Evolutionary Astrology and cats!

I was married to the Late Dr Beric Croome (1960 - 2019) and my qualifications are:
  • Master of Arts (English Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours: English Literature and Language) (cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
  • Diploma in Business Management (cum laude)
  • All About Writing: Creative Writing Course (2011)
  • Basic Copy Editing and Proofreading Course (2010)
I've attended the following Live Webinars / On-Line Tutorials at 

Faculty of Astrological Studies (United Kingdom):

  • Stepping Onto A Path of Stars: Practising an Ancient Art in Contemporary Times (Cat Cox)
  • Turning Lead into Gold: The Transits of Saturn  (Carole Taylor)
  • Uranus in Transit (Dr Frances Clynes)

Astrological Association of the United Kingdom (2019 Annual Conference):

  • The Art of Falling Apart - 12th House Planets (presented by Deborah Tewlis

Writer's Digest University: