The author was born under the sign of the bull, Taurus, in Sydney, NSW, on Anzac Day the 25th of April 1955 (nee FORD).
She grew up in Concord and attended North Strathfield Primary School, then Strathfield Girls High School. Attending Metropolitan Business College, she received her Diploma and later her Certificate IV in Small Business Management before commencing her own secretarial business.
A tasty slice of her mischievous and adventurous childhood was spent on the family farm at Tinonee, on the banks of the Manning River in NSW. She enjoyed the carefree farm life and everything nature had to offer. The author appreciated her heritage in a quaint country town where time stood still, being the original cargo town before Taree was established on the opposite bank. From a very young age, she enjoyed writing poetry, compositions and stories straight from the heart.
“I believe each person is unique and has their own special gift to offer. There is beauty in everything and everyone; it just needs to be drawn out and exposed for all to feed on.”
Amelia is a proud Australian. She raised her family on the scenic Central Coast of NSW (Avoca Beach) where she resides today. Her other passions are the beach, dancing and photography. Amelia’s unique creative and designing flair is utilised both inside and outside the home and evident in her writing. She is worldly and has travelled the globe extensively. “I have experienced the many flavours of life. These humble experiences have taught me to believe in myself and to never, ever give up on my dreams. Persistence and determination always give a positive result.”
Canada holds a special place in Amelia’s heart after having lived and worked there. What she really cherished was the unique wildlife (seeing a bear for the first time in the wild), sharing Canada Day in Banff and The Calgary Stampede, attending an authentic pow-wow, the excitement of Halloween (she acted like a big kid) and the joy of seeing the Christmas boats and houses all lit up. Most of all it was the captivating beauty of the rugged snow-capped mountains that sprinkled their magic all over her; and the cherished life long friends she met along the way.
Her motto is, ‘Enjoy life, breathe it, live it! Make each day count’.