Belinda arrived in New Zealand from Ireland in 2006, with her husband and daughter ‘for a year or two’. Before that, she lived in County Wexford, where she and her mother went on holiday from England in 1998 and ‘forgot to go home’. She senses a pattern.
Despite her love of literature (or perhaps because of it) she did not study English at university, but instead earned a degree in Theology from Bristol (England). Other interests include classical history, mediaeval cooking, animals and the natural world – all of which inform her writing.
Before settling in New Zealand, her writing career included time with a theatre-in-education company, facilitating creative writing workshops, freelance journalism, copy-writing, some radio work and the production of her own magazine.
Belinda and her family now live in Stoke with a retired racing greyhound, a Samoyed, two cats, two budgies and a bearded dragon.
In 2013 Belinda's fantasy novel, Silvana: The Greening was published by CP Books. The second novel in the series, Silvana: The Turning, was launched in August 2015, and she is currently writing the third, Silvana: Restoration.