writing as H. Lucy
Born in England and brought up in Australia, I’ve been living in New Zealand for most of my adult life. With a degree in Marine Science from Sydney University, my resume wanders between working as a marine biologist and scientific editor in Australia, nine years teaching skiing in Queenstown, France and Canada, six years as Press Officer for the Queenstown ski areas, and 15 seasons as a Track Guide on the Hollyford, Milford and Abel Tasman tracks (not all at the same time!). Finally settled in Riwaka (with a man I guided on the Milford Track), I work as Media Co-ordinator for Wilsons Abel Tasman, so most of my writing involves brochures, media releases and website updates.
My bestseller is on its millionth re-write after several rejections. To indulge my writing passion, I have set up my own website to publish essays and short stories (unsuccessful competition entries), in the hope of introducing the world to my writing style. It’s called Inappropriate Dinner Party Conversations.