I am a poet and prose writer who moved to Tasmania forty years ago after growing up in Sydney. I have published three poetry collections: The Season of Chance, Seasoned with Honey (a four-poet anthology), and The Language of Water, a story in verse described as being like an odyssey. All these books were published by Walleah Press in Hobart. A landscape memoir, a collection of poetry and prose, set in Tasmania was published by Ginninderra Press in Adeliade. Other individual works of prose and poetry have been published in literary journals and magazines in Australia and overseas. Anne worked for many years in the community services and education sectors in a variety of positions, and most recently in the field of adult literacy. Telling stories or writing stories whether conveyed in poetry or prose is like having a good conversation. Telling stories and listening to, or reading, other people's stories helps me make sense of a complex world and reminds me of how wonderfully creative and human beings can be.