Poet, Speaker, Creative
I am a poet, writer, blogger, thinker, picture taker, and music maker.
My brand new poetry collection, Phoenix, is a collection focused on the real intersection between mental illness, spirituality, and healing and is now available in eBook and paperback.
I am a wife of 25 years and counting, mother to two strapping lads, proud mother-in-law and grandma to two exceptionally transfixing granddaughters.
When not writing, you might find me at the piano, in a coffee shop, or wandering down some obscure laneway on a city day-trip lost in thought.
I am available to speak at your school, church, community or business event and will tailor topics to suit your desired focus.
Phoenix: An abstract poetic autobiography
Freeing the Writer Within
It’s Just Time to Be You, Words
Starting Again: Re-engaging with your creative self
For me, words matter above all other forms of expression but are often accompanied by other mediums of creativity. I am not afraid to experiment and like to dabble with multiple mediums so you might find my poems on Instagram with some related background, or hear them on a podcast or even see them on video: it just depends on what feels best for that piece.
All That Is Within Me
Videos and Podcasts
Exploring Pheeonix Video Series
Being Real Video Series
Awakened To Be You Podcast Series
My hope is to portray a range of experiences and emotions through my words giving you an opportunity to jump into that world for a moment and experience it yourself.
Phoenix is an abstract poetic exploration of acknowledgement, facing the hard stuff and finding healing. Each poem reveals a portion of the road travelled and is a transparent and sincere study of a mind fighting its way free from illness, grabbing hold of spiritual hope and setting itself free.
This collection is focused on the real intersection between mental illness and connecting with spirituality and healing, giving an opportunity to open up the conversation about the power of God that undergirds my personal journey from illness to wellness.
“Authentic, transparent and raw”
“Phoenix took me by surprise both visually and intellectually”
“I love ‘normal’ poetry, but found that I could appreciate your style in a different way.”
“Moving and eloquent. Looking forward to Volume 2!”
The motion in your poetry is beautiful. I love the rise and fall in the style, which matched the rise and fall of the urge and the pen….