Pat is an aspiring children’s book writer. As a retired teacher and primary school administrator, she has a deep interest in literacy learning and the science of reading. She holds a Graduate Certificate in Learning Difficulties (Literacy) and a Master of Education.
After writing 24 decodable books for beginning readers, her long-held desire to write a children’s picture book was ignited. And once online writing courses were discovered, there was no turning back.
Writing-related courses undertaken through the Australian Writers’ Centre include Picture Book Writing, Picture Book Writing Masterclass, Re-invent Yourself – So You Want To Be A Writer, Build Your Author Platform and Blogging for Beginners. She has also completed a mentorship through Exisle Publishing Academy.
Writing is slotted in between babysitting her delightful grandchildren, tutoring, crafting, reading and sewing for the Sew Powerful charitable organisation which empowers girls to stay in school.