I have been writing traditional verse since retiring as a Primary School Principal in 2000.
In that time I have completed 9 self published books, 2 of which were finalists in the Tamworth Book of the Year awards. I won the Tamworth Songwriters Lyrics award in 2014 and was finalist in 2013, 2015, 2016.
Other awards include the Rolf Boldrewood award in 2011, the Dunedoo comp 2016 and many minor awards throughout Australia. I have judged the Junior Literary section and the Leonard Teale Verse Speaking at the Gulgong Henry Lawson Festival.