"I was born in Cyprus and so were my grandparents and parents, arriving in Australia on my first birthday.
I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother and recently a great grandmother… and now they tell me I am an author at 71. It has been a very long hard road for me, with my limited education, but I persevered and I did it, if I can do this, anyone can.
I grew up with a father who would not stay in one place longer than a year or two. I am sure he had Gypsy blood running through his veins.
He was a chef, a barber, dabbled in the occult, a con artist, a fortune-teller, a medium…, but above all, he was a loveable larrikin. My mother on the other hand was a very religious, quiet, hard working woman. The complete opposite to my father.
I would often relate my stories to friends and workmates. I lost count of how many times I heard the words, 'you should write a book’. I could never have imagined I would actually write a book! I did, however, decide to jot down my memories on the many trains and busses travelling to and from work, over 30 years ago. Over the years I filled many small note pads. I then put them away and forgot all about them.
After writing over 198,000 words, with the help of an editing program and my lovely daughter. I managed to get it up to a standard where I could publish it. My story now is a two-part book and I am so very excited to share my life with you all. I hope you find my crazy life an interesting read. Like a Dandelion in the Wind is based on a real story. My story!"
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