Raphi SolarshOne of my favourite books as a child was a story called Tonio and the Mountain Trolls. It’s about a young boy who discovers a set of enchanted gem stones, that when placed in certain patterns magically produce a music that brings his imagination to life. As an adult I have found words to hold the same special power and sense of magic for me.

I write stories to make sense of the world as I see it and to explore aspects of it that I can’t. I write about the issues and ideas that interest and frustrate me. And I write becuase I love it.

Why not?

I’m also an editor by trade, an occassional marriage celebrant (really), a reviewer for Artshub and had some work published with The Guardian, Writers Bloc, The Emergin Writers’ Festival and The Bowen Street Press.