About Me

Read the short biography on Wikipedia. Here's the long version:

I talk too much. I get overexcited when something catches my interest. I'm vegetarian because how can I eat animals? I may as well eat my cat! 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 and my 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.
I write because I believe that words have great power: they can bring comfort, joy and hope. They can reveal secrets and lies. And, while they may not change the world, they can - at their best - change people's lives, even if only for a moment.

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. 

I am passionate about Evolutionary Astrology and cats!

I'm married to Dr Beric Croome 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:


  • Chiron: Thirty Years On (presented by Melanie Reinhart, Faculty of Astrological Studies, United Kingdom)


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

Writer's Digest University: