My life has been described by one of my editors as “impossibly exotic” – although really it is not my life, but me, that’s the exotic. I’m the uprooted plant, the exotic who doesn’t belong, always living in someone else’s backyard...
An Australian living in Malaysia. Writer, traveler, environmentalist. Author of The Isles of Glory trilogy (The Aware, Gilfeather, The Tainted); The Mirage Makers trilogy (Heart of the Mirage, The Shadow of Tyr, Song of the Shiver Barrens) and, writing as Glenda Noramly, a stand-alone book Havenstar. The latest trilogy is called The Watergivers in Australia and the Stormlord trilogy elsewhere: THE LAST STORMLORD, STORMLORD RISING, STORMLORD'S EXILE
Perth, Western Australia, is my home town. Where I was born and around which I grew up. As a child I lived at the foot of that range you can see in the background.
I'm not a person who has much time for commemoration of battles usually, but my Dad was at the Battle of Ypres in the First World War, and other such places, so I can't pass by the war memorial overlooking Perth without remembering him.
I was up in the park (King's Park, overlooking the city) because my sister is one of the volunteer guides for the free walks there.