I was born and raised in the UK and have lived in Australia for nearly 25 years. After working for 2 years in Papua New Guinea as a volunteer teacher, I later returned to live in Australia.
I have worked in PR and marketing for several charities including The Fred Hollows Foundation.
My spiritual background is eclectic. I had a Jewish heritage, agnostic upbringing, baptised and confirmed Anglican in my late twenties, worked in 'world development' for the Methodist Church, London and was received into the Catholic Church in Sydney 2002.
I have since become committed to Christian Meditation and inter-faith dialogue. I studied Introduction to Islam at the Catholic Institute in Sydney and am a founding member of a Sydney inter-faith initiative called Companions in Dialogue.
Since completing this book, I have become a Council member of Eremos, a forum which explores spirituality in Australia, and am a member of my local St Vincent de Paul chapter.
I live in Sydney with my husband and three children.