Kendall writes stories that reflect her life experiences. She loves adventures that make her scream … white water rafting, scuba diving with sharks and hang gliding are just a few. She hates apathy, laziness and running out of wine. The only magazines she buys are National Geographic and National Geographic Traveller. She's travelled extensively, some 36 countries and counting. She collects junky jewellery and expensive perfume and loves wearing both every day.
Her life has been a crazy mix of work and play. Her career was completely unguided. She's delivered pizzas and sold jewellery. She lost twelve years in a bank progressing from clerk to management. Kendall owned a business and did every job from shit kicker to director. Now she's a bookkeeper by day and book writer by night.
Kendall loves cooking but rarely follows a recipe. A good night out for Kendall is with great friends and a fabulous bottle of wine or two and she’d rather go to the movies than watch TV. There are not too many foods she doesn't like, but she thinks potato is a waste of valuable tummy space.
Even after 29 years together she still loves her hubby more every day. And her sons provide never ending joy and pride. Her dog, Josie McLuvin is what she calls a multi-shit… Maltese/shih Tzu, and she's a very disruptive writing buddy.
Last of all... she’s grateful that she’s mortal… it keeps her motivated.
Her exciting adventures...
Abseiling (Australia, New Zealand)
Aligator Tour (New Orleans USA)
Alcatraz Tour (San Francisco USA)
Ate deep fried grasshopper (Vietnam)
Bartered in the Bazaar (Turkey)
Bob Sledding/Snow Mobile (Canada)
Cable Car rides (Brazil, Greek Islands, Vancouver)
Camel riding (Egypt)
Canyoning (New Zealand)
Caving (New Zealand, Thailand)
Climbed Ayers Rock/Uluru (Australia)
Climbed Mackinnon Pass (New Zealand)
Climbed Mount Warning (NSW Australia)
Climbed Mount Tibrogargan (QLD Australia)
Climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge (NSW Australia)
Crawled through Cho Chi Tunnels (Vietnam)
Deep Sea Fishing (Australia, Solomon Islands)
Explored Pompeii (Italy)
Explored Chichen Itza Mayan Temple (Mexico)
Flying Fox/High Trees (New Zealand, Tasmania)
Gambled in the casino (Macau, Las Vegas)
Go Carting (New Zealand, Australia, Canada)
Gondola Ride Venice (Italy)
Hang Gliding (Rio - Brazil)
Hiked the Cinque Terre (Italy)
Hiked the Franz Josef Glacier (New Zealand)
Jet Boating (Australia, Bali, New Zealand)
Jet Skiing (Australia, Bali)
Jumped into a Xenotes (Mexico)
Marveled at Stonehenge (England)
Overnight Train (New Orleans to Chicago)
October Fest Party (Germany)
Paragliding (Australia, Bali)
Quad Biking (Bali)
Rock Climbing (Australia)
Sailing (Australia, Bali)
Scuba diving (Australia, Christmas Island, Solomon Islands)
Scuba Dive with Sharks (Solomon Islands)
Scuba Dive with whale sharks (Christmas Island)
Searched for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland
Snow Skiing (Australia, Canada, New Zealand)
Stand up paddle board (Australia)
Swim with Sting rays (Grand Cayman Island)
Tramping/Hiking (Australia, New Zealand-Milford Track)
Underground tour (Seattle)
Visited the Amish communities of Philadelphia (USA)
Visited the Vatican City (Italy)
Waved to the Queen outside Buckingham Palace (UK)
Whale Watching (Australia, Mexico)
White water rafting (Australia, Bali, New Zealand)
Wine tasting - every where.....bring it on.
Places she's visited:
Her writing successes:
2015 - First print book and crime novel published.
2015 - Signed her first print book deal with Harlequin Mira
2014 - Signed a 3 book deal with Escape Publishing
2014 - Winner of the RUBY - Romantic Book of the Year (Romantic Elements) RWA's premier award.
2014 - Top 100 in Australia's Favourite Novelist - Booktopia
2014- Finalist in the Australian Romance Readers Association awards for Best New Author, AND Best Romantic Suspense and Best book cover for Lost in Kakadu
2013 - Book published by Harlequin Escape - YAY
2011 - Winner Romance Writers Australia 5DI - 5 day intensive manuscript development workshop
2011 - Short story published
2011 - Winner Byron Bay Writers Festival - Pitch Perfect Competition
2010 - Winner CAL society of editors manuscript assessment
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