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HMC is a freelance writer, teacher and artist who resides on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is inspired by many genres, but has always been particularly fascinated by thrillers or books with a twist.
‘It’s so great when I don’t see it coming. Who doesn’t love a good twist?’
At the tender age of eleven, she found her first favourite author- Stephen King. At bedtime, she would creep out into the hallway where there was just enough light to read on. When the couch squeak signalled her mother’s movement, she would rush back to bed and hide under the covers.
HMC went on to fall obsessively in love with reading and has spent hour upon hour in the clasps of an eclectic bunch of authors from R.L Stein and Paul Jennings to J.R.R. Tolkien. She later moved on to fall for authors such as the late and great Bryce Courtenay and J.K Rowling. HMC is also an outed ‘Twihard’- Stephanie Myer fan.
HMC began drawing around the age of twelve and would look through tattoo books at her mother’s friend’s garage. She would copy the images until she began to form a style of her own. Art became another obsession.
HMC was ‘unable’ to attend a tattoo parlour for her work experience placement in year eleven. It was a good thing too apparently, because her second choice was a primary school classroom. There, HMC fell in love with the children and often speaks very passionately about her first profession.
‘There is nothing more gratifying than having a child smile back at you, when they have just understood something- they never had before.’
HMC was lucky enough to find herself in a school that was not only enthusiastic about the visual arts and creative writing, but that believed every child was creative. The Silkwood School on the Gold Coast not only fostered what she believed education should look like- it even helped her to follow her own dreams of becoming a published author.
Through leadership programs and being surrounded by positive, energetic colleagues, HMC was persuaded to do something with her writing.
Now, her journey as an author begins. White Walls was release in June of 2013, and is already getting people talking!
HMC hopes that someone might read her books into the wee hours of the morning and that she will have them biting their nails in anticipation- much like her favourite authors did for her.