attended Catholic schools and then the University of Sydney, Australia.
My first degree was in History and Modern Languages, and I became a
agreed to teach Religious Studies, which can be taken as a University
entrance subject in Australia, but I had no real qualifications and soon
found I was out of my depth - attending church regularly did not prepare
me for teaching Religion to high school students. So I went back to
University and gained advanced qualifications in this area.
then taught Religious Education and wrote textbooks for many years in
Australian schools. Along the way I was surprised to find there was
hardly anything on the subject of women in the Bible. The books that
teachers used were either scholarly and out of the reach of a normal
student, or cloyingly sentimental and sometimes quite inaccurate as
approached Harper Collins with a book proposal and they published 'Women in the Bible'
my husband died, I moved out of teaching into full-time writing. I wrote
and edited a variety of Religion textbooks, and was one of the team of
three people who developed the Religious Education Curriculum now used
extensively throughout Australia. But my chief interest was always
Biblical Studies. When 'Women in the Bible' went
out of print and the copyright reverted to me, I put the whole of the
book on the Web as www.womeninthebible.net
website was able to reach far more people than my book ever did, so I
decided to devote myself to writing full-time for the Web. My second
website was www.bible-people.info
am interviewed on national radio or talk-back programs whenever there is
a ruckus about something to do with the Bible and women, as there was
when 'The Da Vinci Code' was published.
have two grown-up children and five rambunctious little grandsons.
me know if you have suggestions for the website.
I am always interested in feedback.
Just use the email address firstname.lastname@example.org