I am a native New Yorker presently living in rural Queensland. I started rhyming and crafting stories and songs at a young age mostly for school projects and entertaining friends and family. I had always dreamed of becoming a writer, but got a bit side tracked while teaching and traveling my way around the world in Europe, Asia, South America, New Zealand and then Australia. Upon settling down with my partner and two kids on a small hobby farm, I found the time to pursue my dreams again. The Nearby Nanna is the product of that dream. I hope you and your children love it as much as my family does.