Hi there, my name is Wendy Glassby. I am the author of ‘Between’
Let’s get one indisputable fact out in the open: I am no a spring chicken but some things do need time to marinate.
I have been writing short stories since I was young but, as happens, family’s needs come first, like earning money, and before I knew it, it was the late nineties and I was retiring from my office career. At last I had the time to attend to those many stories, written for my eyes only, filed away in brightly-coloured folders. I sent three out into the world and when they were published, I figured it was time for me to do that which life and circumstances had kept me from doing.
Beyond Retirement (since late ‘nineties)
Undergrade degree with first class homours
followed by a PhD
finished the book ‘Between’ about the Seeto family of Rabaul
finished another book, about the journey of a former long distance runner who finds herself in ain aged care facility after a running accident.
presented papers at conference
published academic papers
designed my own website
received writing awards from Varuna, the National Writing House NSW
Briefly, my life
The years after
So-called ‘normal’ life: children, shifts from Sydney to Perth, carrying on my career and finally so-called retirement after which an opportunity to explore my passion to write and to extend my education.