Gina spent her childhood and teenage years riding horses, helping at a horse stable and doing lots of reading and writing. She submitted a manuscript to a publisher at age fourteen and was invited in for a chat. Whilst the manuscript needed work, the freely given feedback and encouragement by the publisher to continue writing was never forgotten.
Life intervened and Gina later qualified and worked as a teacher before changing careers, undertaking further study and working in the fields of business management, counselling and writing.
A life-long lover and trainer of dogs, Gina has almost always had a canine companion at her side. She is cognizant of the disability sector and has a particular interest in the roles that dogs play throughout society.
Later in her working life Gina returned to the education sector as a presenter of life-skills programs relating to social issues to students and family groups. She retired from teaching in 2012 and now pursues her love of writing. She is passionate about writing books for children and young adults that educate on personal growth and social issues.
Gina has experienced a wide variety of cultures through both recreational and work travels, ranging from Chinese to Russian, Icelandic to Sami and most western European and North American variations on the theme.
When not writing children’s manuscripts, Gina enjoys entering writing competitions, and her award winning short stories and poetry have been published in anthologies and magazines.
Gina currently works part-time offering various writing related services as detailed on this site. She also volunteers as a writer for a local charity, as well as for an Assistance Dog organisation in other roles.
When she is not researching, writing, presenting in schools and libraries or dreaming up new ideas, Gina writes memoirs for adults, along with the occasional short story. Outside of writing she has a diverse range of interests and a long bucket list. She lives with husband Jim and her dynamic dog, Kiera.
Her ninth book is due for release by New Holland Publishers in September 2021.