Over the past ten years I have honed my craft and extended my horizons beyond what I could have imagined possible – self-publishing my book “Miracles of Hope: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century” and then buying back the rights from a wrong publisher who had taken it on (a very painful and expensive exercise and one I don’t recommend if at all possible).
I have made newspaper history by publishing over 35 newspaper broadsheets and numerous supplements on ‘Cinderella’ issues such as food, water and energy security, hopefully helping to bring them to the forefront of concern in the Western Cape – conceptualising, marketing, researching, writing, photographing and co-ordinating these features with enormous love and devotion (who says women aren’t brilliant multi-taskers?).
My husband and I have sustainably owner-built our own home in the heart of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve (located between a mountain and the ocean with glass walls overlooking both) and although it’s not quite finished yet we’re living in it and enjoying being in such a wonderful (but challenging) place.
Now, however, it’s definitely a new day. So a different work focus. I’m excited …