The Secret Lives of Writers – Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey is The Jet-setting Copywriter—a global wilderness explorer and part-time digital nomad who pays for all his overseas adventures through freelance writing. Born in California, he now lives in Brisbane, Australia. Kevin’s passion is exploring wild, untouched rivers around the globe. He has ventured up pristine tributaries in the Guyana jungle, searched for Kermode bears […]

Running With Sisters – Hayley Teale

Hayley Teale is 37 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is a personal trainer, and married with two children: Katelyn, 9, and Mitch, 4. She also has two dogs, nine chickens and lots of fish. Since completing this interview, Hayley has moved over to cycling and has joined a women’s cycling team. However, she has only temporarily hung up […]

Running With Sisters – Rebekah Stevens

Rebekah Stevens is 29 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is married, with one child and one fur baby (dog). She works as a medical secretary and loves being a mum. Rebekah only started running a couple of years ago, but in that short time, has been able to tick off some fabulous running goals. Rebekah is […]

Running With Sisters – Michelle Hanlin

Michelle Hanlin is 44 years young and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is partnered with five children and lots of pets, and works as a registered nurse/nurse educator and consumer advisor. In amongst all this, Michelle still finds time to run, is an active member the trail running community and loves supporting other runners. 1. At what age did […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Melinda Kovac

Melinda Kovac is a writer of short stories, historical fiction, young adult novels and memoir who is working on her first novel. She has been blogging for a number of years, with her newest blog now at She also has her own copywriting, editing and proofreading business, MKK Communications, should you need any of […]

Running With Sisters – Ros Lowe

Rose Lowe—who is now 67—took up running in her late 50s because her weight was an issue and walking took up far too much time. While she never played sport as a youngster because of poor eyesight, she built up her running distances from 100m to full marathon, and has now competed in a couple of […]

Running With Sisters – Rula Hockley

Rula Hockley is 54 years young and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She is married with children, and works full-time as a registered nurse and midwife. Rula is living proof that you can take up running at any age and with careful management  of health issues. 1. At what age did you start running? I was […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Dorothy Distefano

Dorothy Distefano has loved to read since discovering the power of words at four-and-a-half years old with the book, “Ann Likes Red.” Moving to writing was a natural progression, though she took a circuitous route to get there. She has been, in no particular order, a wife, mother, psychiatric RN, gastroenterological nurse, substitute teacher, family […]

Running With Sisters – Lorita Sasikin

Lorita Sasikin is 44 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. She works full-time as a HR Systems Specialist for Capgemini. Lorita is single. 1. At what age did you start running? I was 25 years old. 2. Why did you start running? I was living in Sydney with my flatmate and she had started going for morning […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Kristen Torgerson

Kristen Torgerson is a DIY-er at heart and can be found dreaming up her latest projects in Frisco, Texas with her sidekick mutt, Chewy Bear. Her favorite things include dark chocolate, long naps on the beach, and watching documentaries. Her first book, The Juice Junkie: Real Life Tips and Tricks for Juicing, shares the health benefits […]

Running With Sisters – Rhoda Downie

Rhoda Downie is 40 and lives in Adelaide, South Australia. As well as being a dog-owner, she and her partner Mark—who Rhoda has been with for 20 years—have two children, aged 7 and 4. Rhoda is a full-time, stay-at-home mum, but prior to having children, she was a junior primary school teacher. The focus of Rhoda’s […]

The Secret Lives of Writers – Cassie Newell

Cassie Newell dons her cape professionally in the pharmaceutical industry and in her spare time she is a blogger, an author of several short stories, and writes under the pen name, Mira Monroe. She is in the throes of editing her first young adult novel, Unwanted Magick, set to publish under her imprint eBook Me […]