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I am a psychologist turned writer living in Perth, Australia. I have been writing for several years now, and am finally feeling good vibes coming from my current work in progress. Fingers crossed! It’s my second historical fiction manuscript, my preferred genre, and is the story of a young Jewish woman living in Budapest in World War Two. I love to write about strong women challenging society’s expectations and limitations, and making a difference for women in future generations – blazing a trail. I also love writing stories on topics or situations or contexts that have rarely or never been addressed in the fictional form. I spend a lot of time researching!
My focus for 2018 is to finish another three or four drafts of my current manuscript, and then begin to seek literary representation with the aim of publication. As a former psychologist, I also have a strong passion for mental health and suicide prevention awareness. In September 2017 I was published as part of an anthology on suicide prevention compiled by the world-wide suicide prevention movement Project Semicolon, and published by HarperCollins US. To be part of an international collaboration on a topic I am passionate about was an amazing experience.
As well as possessing a Psychology degree, I have Post-Graduate Diplomas in Education, and in International Health. This is in order to pursue another dream of mine: to one day volunteer in war-torn countries and provide storytelling/narrative-based therapy for children who have experienced trauma. I believe that words inspire, educate, entertain, but that they can also potentially heal.