In my early years I was one of those passionate children who could read almost from the first time I picked up a book. I was horrible at maths though which is usually the case. I would hanker for any time I might get free, so I could read.
In year 4 at school, I was not merely satisfied with just reading, I wanted to write stories too. I began with short stories & plays. By the time I was in year 9, I was showing my stories to English teachers. Seeing my skill for writing, they encouraged me to enter competitions. In year 10, I went on to win 3rd place for an Australian wide young writer’s competition.
My enthusiasm & life as an Author had begun. I realised from an early age that inspiring people especially children to read, opened the universe to them.