For many years my family and I lived in a small community on the Tasman Peninsula in southern Tasmania. It was a magical time where annual celebrations and other rites of passage were shared with a number of friends and neighbours whom I came to regard as family. It was during this time that I learned to respect the value of ceremony and ritual and the sense of belonging they can evoke. I also learned that these things can empower us throughout our lives. These experiences inspired me to write Nemeton, my first novel.
Nemeton, which in ancient Celtic means ‘sacred place, or grove’, seemed to encapsulate the importance of sharing intimate moments of celebration in our lives, where we not only create something very special, but also reclaim and honour the intrinsic sacredness that nourishes and enriches our whole existence.
I have a strong personal ethic, a sense of commitment and I pursue excellence in all that I do. My broadcasting experience has taught me the value of articulating clearly and my writing has given me the focus to find the most powerful words to best convey the feelings and intent of any ceremony. I will listen closely to your ideas and vision and will work with you to ensure that your ceremony will be uniquely yours, and have meaning and significance for you and your family.