I am an Australian granny of three and live with my husband on the edge of a small country town, overlooking the mountains of the Scenic Rim where we used to have a Scottish Highland cattle stud. We have five pet female rats . I am a voracious reader, amateur landscape painter, VERY amateur pianist, presenter of a weekly classical music radio program and would-be famous writer! I have published three novels - THE NAKED ROOM, THE CELIBATE MOUSE and AFTER ARIEL plus quite a few articles and short stories. I am a reviewer for Net Galley, and editor for Kings River Life magazine. I also review numerous novels for advance publication. Currently, the fourth novel in the Susan Prescott series is 4000 words and 1 murders in. Hopefully, it will be published later this year. Animal charities are my "thing" and I can't stand books where animals are killed. Puts me right off :( I do not read about vampires, werewolves, shape-shifters, fairies, out-world/intergalactic novels, or Sci Fi. I like to read crime, thrillers, mystery and romance :) Some chicklit, and some cozies are okay.