Marie-Claire Colyer is both a writer and nature artist. Writing in a wide range of genres, her work covers personal essay, memoir, poetry, young adult, romance and mainstream fiction.
Publications include Lane Cove Literary Awards 2016: an Anthology, Kapiti News, The Coaster, the Rodney Times, Coromandel Life Magazine and Utilities Magazine.
Influenced by a childhood divided between Sydney and a vineyard in the Upper Hunter Valley, the nuances of nature are layered throughout her work. As an award-winning artist, Marie-Claire is also focused on projects that meld both her writing and her art.
Marie-Claire’s work delves into the heart of the message she feels driven to communicate. She is currently crafting a real-life contemporary romance that explores the price of living with illness, the desolation of grief and ultimately the strength of hope. Her Young Adult novel is in the final stages of editing.
She can often be found at three in the morning dashing down words that won’t let her rest till captured, or dripping wet scribbling on a scrap of paper when the muse distracts her from a shower. Her family well know the creativity that leaves the washing up half-done and the coloured pencils vying for space with the stack of handwritten notes on her desk.
View her website on www.mccolyer.com
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