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.

Writing has always been a hobby, and 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.

I have three adult children who have all left home. I am interested in gardening, walking, reading, and writing. Running has always been a hobby but my two wonderful dogs can’t keep up.

‘Hot Flush’, the first in the Euphemia Sage series was published in 2017. ‘No Sweat’, the second in the Euphemia Sage series will be published in early 2019. ‘Death Actually’, the story of Maggie, a female undertaker was published in May 2018.