June Saville

My blogs

About me

Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Retired Journalist/Corporate Public Relations Manager
Location Currumbin Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Introduction I'm past my 70th birthday and undaunted. So far I can look back on probably a dozen different phases in my life, all producing deeply felt experience: - A barefoot carefree childhood in an Australian seaside town - Work as a young journalist in the days of hot metal and male chauvinism - Dipping my toe into real life in Sydney the big city - Marriage and precious motherhood - A second career in corporate public relations management - Another marriage and disillusion - Battles for financial justice in the law courts - Re-jigging a career - At 60 my first university degree (Creative Writing and Australian History majors) - Fighting sometimes lost causes - Sneaky aches and pains of the approach of age - Living on a pension. All fodder for writing and a valuable background for the development of what could become one day an incisive point of view. My blogs may become a way of answering the question: 'What's next?'
Interests Creative writing, sustainable lifestyle, politics, art, friendship, life long learning, human beings, photography, food, books, mental health issues, short stories, the internet as research tool.
Favorite Movies A Beautiful Mind, The Piano, Sunday Too Far Away
Favorite Music Beethoven, Shostakovich, John Denver, Australian folk songs, Waltzing Matilda
Favorite Books Toni Morrison - Beloved, Annie Proulx - Brokeback Mountain, Anything by Helen Garner

You have to dig a hole to China. Where do you start?

Is anyone interested in publishing my short stories? See my blog 'Journeys in Creative Writing' journeysincreativewriting@blogspot.com