She is a regularly featured writer on alternative housing for The Owner Builder magazine.
She lives in a solar-powered mudbrick cabin on her mountain wildlife refuge in the New South Wales Hunter Valley. Here she is regenerating her property’s vegetation at a pace dictated by ageing knees.
Mother of two, grandmother of nine, she is also a late-blooming environmental activist at a pace dictated by concern for their futures.
Her first book, The Woman on the Mountain, was released by Exisle Publishing in 2007, and her second book, Mountain Tails, in mid-2009.
She describes The Woman on the Mountain as a candid meander through her life up here on her remote mountain wildlife refuge, answering the oft-asked question ‘Why do you live way out there?’
Mountain Tails is about her life with her wild neighbours — wallabies, wood ducks, echidnas, snakes and many more … and she continues the story with regular posts on her website.
Follow her adventures on her delightful blog The woman on the mountain.