About Laura – Life is An Adventure
I’ve loved reading ever since I opened the first book I was given in my first year of school. My life changed in my thirties with an epiphany when I was camping and scuba diving on a remote island off the coast of Queensland.
“I’m tired of management accounting. I wonder if I can write books.” It was a scary thought. What was I thinking?
I thought writing was an indulgent activity, and I ignored the calling for two years until my husband and I holidayed at Tryon Island again. The thought hit me so hard I could hardly breathe. I ran back to our campsite and picked up pen and paper and started writing a few words. Clumsy, descriptive, random words that just came out of my head and insisted they be put on paper. I entered a place in my mind I’d never been to before, a place that made me forget all conscious thought. That place was my writing zone.
I quit my job and started writing articles and a how to book. They all got published. Maybe I could write afterall.
My first novel was a romance set, you guessed it, on a remote tropical island. My next work was a science fiction novel about a civilisation that lived under the Great Barrier Reef, and my third a contemporary young adult novel. None of these books were published but they were a great beginning to my writing career to give me the confidence to write, learn my craft and know that I could handle a large project. Money was tight so I went back to management accounting, this time my own business. Owning my own business had always been a dream of mine. After five years I suffered a severe stress attack and had to sell the business.
I took several months to meditate on where my life was going. If I was to be a full-time author, I had to write from the heart.
Through the meditation I learned who I was. I ventured deep into myself to deal with my disappointments and joys.
I write to entertain you, and take you on an adventure with my characters. I write about second chances. We’ve all made mistakes, and we all wish for a chance to make amends and move on. Sometimes the journey is exciting and sometimes it’s painful, but it’s life and life makes us who we are.
I love the natural world and hope always to put facets into my work. I’m also fascinated by how people fit into the world and how each of us live with the chaos of modern life.
By the time you reach the end of each book, I hope I’ve touched some small part of you that lifts you to a new awareness of yourself, to let you know you never walk alone, that others have experienced something similar to you.
My wish for you, dear reader is to dare you to be adventurous, and to help you build and fulfill your dreams.
Thank you for adventuring with me.
I love hearing about my readers’ journeys. You are welcome to leave a message on my contacts page or any of my blogs if you feel led to do so. Thank you for the gift of your time.