Writing has always been a passion for me and it brings me great joy to be able to share these stories with you.
I was born in the late fifties in Gore – a small town in the South Island of New Zealand. After finishing school in Invercargill, I trained at Otago University Medical School to be a doctor.
Throughout the years, I have worked in a variety of medical disciplines, women’s health and general practice, in New Zealand and overseas and currently work as an Occupational Physician in Wellington. Having retired from medicine I can now concentrate on writing full time.
In 2004, in collaboration with a number of other women doctors, ‘In Practice, The Lives of Women Doctors in the 21st Century’ was published by Random House. This book tells the stories of young women doctors moving into what was then a male-dominated industry and how they balanced their professional careers with their personal lives. All proceeds go to fund an Award for Young Women Medical Students at Otago University, Dunedin.
‘Hot Flush’, the first in the Euphemia Sage series was published in 2017. ‘No Sweat’, the second in the Euphemia Sage series debuted in Spring 2019. The Euphemia Sage Chronicles is ranked #4 in Amazon’s Women Detective Novels. ‘Death Actually’, the story of Maggie, a female undertaker was published in May 2018.
I enjoy gardening, reading, walking my dogs and enjoying life in the Martinborough community.