I was born in Australia in 1971.

I have lived in several places throughout New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), where in 1991 I graduated from the University of Canberra as a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing).

Since late 1995, I have made my home in Sydney NSW.

In mid-2007, I was diagnosed as suffering from depression, which I have most likely had for most (if not all) of my life. Since then, my depression has been treated with medication and weekly therapy.

I also have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), which first appeared during late childhood.

Since early 1999 I have worked as a technical writer, first for a major Australian bank and currently for an international IT services provider. I have also worked as a supermarket shelf-filler, kitchenhand, customer service assistant, bank teller and data-entry operator. As well, I have been unemployed several times, including a nine-month period during early-mid 1995.

My favourite interests are reading, movies, video games and surfing the internet. Other interests include creative writing, roleplaying and walking.

I currently update my blog at least once a week.