I grew up in Port Elizabeth, raised by my aunt, who was a single mother of three. I was her last born. After Matric I went to do Electrical Engineering at PE Tech, now known as NMMU, but I never completed my Diploma because I had no love for it. I worked at travel agencies, as a telemarketer, and later as a sales rep, and that landed me in Johannesburg where I lived for two years. I now work and live in Cape Town as this proves to be a greener pasture for me.
I write because it’s one of my talents/gifts along with dance, music and design, most forms of art I must say. And it’s the only way I can escape and find myself. What inspires me to write are emotions; the thoughts that are fuelled by those emotions and the actions taken as a reaction to those emotions. My inspiration is everywhere but it originates from my own life and experiences. I aspire to use my talents fully as that was my goal from 2010 and I’m pushing every boundary I can to see that happen.
My advice to people is simple, as long as your heart still beats and that desire still burns, there’s still hope for that dream you keep putting off. It’s never too late. I mean look at me, I’m 28 and I just got started. And now, I have a novel to my name, Blood Ties, one of a series of fiction teen novels called the Harmony High Series.
So you see, with a little hard work and the right people by your side, you can achieve the impossible.