I love meeting up with Writer Friends. When I first met Katherine we were on a writer’s panel together at the Cairns Tropical Festival. We have stayed in touch on social media ever since.
And then later I met her husband to be, a poet, Shane Rhodes, when he visited Mission Beach with a group of poets to read his work.
At that evening of poetry reading I shared some work in an open reading, and a poet there (not Shane though) said ‘Why not make that into a children’s book’ And it made me begin to think about taking my poetry skills in a new direction, into writing for children. So I listened to that poet and started to do just that.
I was delighted to find out Katherine became engaged to Shane, who I had also stayed in touch with on social media. I loved his playfulness…
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