was born and raised in Rhodesia, Africa (now Zimbabwe). It's difficult to describe the lifestyle to the uninitiated, but I
can only say it was very simple and uncomplicated, and to people who boast about freedom, I challenge anyone from anywhere
to have had more of it.
The education system was
exemplary, although it was not considered important to attend university. Having been in boarding school for all of my high
school years, I was anxious to get out into the world when I graduated.
I come from a family of
writers and artists. My paternal grandfather kept extremely detailed journals of his experiences as a pioneer, and as
a police officer in darkest Africa, and I am happy to offer a compilation of his memoirs.
My late mother had multiple
manuscripts published, including short stories and a "how to" book entitled "Growing Fucschias in Southern Africa" which was
reprinted several times and was considered the primary reference book for fucschia growers during its time in print. She was
also an extemely talented watercolor artist and still receivedcommissions at the age of 92.
My sister had had several
articles published and is currently writing a screenplay. She paints in pastels.
Her daughter is a ceramic
sculpturist of note, and her pieces are sold all over the world. (see www.taniababb.co.za).
My late brother, a game
ranger and ecologist, was widely published in ornithological and wild life journals in Southern Africa, and was the worldwide
expert on the purple heron.
As a school child I won
several writing competitions and awards. I dabbled in writing for many years while raising my family of three and holding
down a full time office job. Once they had grown and left home I once again found myself yearning to create, and
started writing novels, the first of which was published by Publish America in 2004. It is now out of print, but Vol 2, the
re-worked version is now available. I have several other novels in the pipeline...
I have lived in the country nearly all my life, and love writing
about small towns and the people who live in them. I also love animals of all kinds and do everything in my power to help
them. When I become known and my books become more popular, I plan to donate a large percentage of the proceeds of the sales to
I love to get feedback, so please feel free
to contact me on the form below. I answer all emails.