While my previous career was in accounts, my passion has always been writing and storytelling. My late husband and I with our two sons, Jason and Leigh live in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.
The stories I write are based on the life of my youngest son, Leigh. Leigh was born in 1982 with a severe form of spina bifida. Sadly, he passed away in 2016 from complications relating to his disability.
Since Leigh was always eager to share his experiences, it was my privilege and honour to write his biography after his unexpected passing and to share some of the challenges that people with disabilities may experience.
‘Leigh, My Amazing Son’ was independently published in 2018.
After completing Leigh’s biography, I decided to write some fun children's picture books featuring a protagonist who uses a wheelchair. When my boys were young I recall eagerly searching for similar books in bookstores, only to be directed to the medical section. I’m happy to say this is not the case today.
‘Leigh’s Wheelie Adventures’ series was created in 2020.
These stories are dedicated to Leigh and other children with disabilities for their courage, strength, and determination.