About the Author

I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in Bondi, living close to the beach and enjoying the many activities there from an early age.

When I finished school, I did a Science degree (majoring in pure mathematics and computer science) at the University of Sydney, and after university, I worked as a computer programmer and then as a computer systems analyst. It was during this time that I married and did many years of travel before having children –my favourite places to visit were the islands of the Pacific, where I returned with my husband numerous times.

 

In 1984, when I was 27, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Fortunately, the progress of the disease was slow, and with a few changes to the way things were done, I continued to live my life to the fullest. I thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the lives of my children, and became more involved in working for the local community. Once my children had gone to school, I worked part-time as a tutor in mathematics and english.

 

Because of MS, my walking went from a normal walk, to a wobbly walk, to walking with a cane, to walking with a walking frame, until in 1998 I went into a wheelchair. In 2004 I suffered a major loss when I lost the function of my right arm, and then in 2010, I lost the function of my left arm.

 

I have always enjoyed writing, and wrote many stories , even in my teens. Many years later, I wrote many articles for publication, and have now published my first book, "Dancing in the Rain".

 

My computer has become my best friend, and through it , I enjoy reading (which I love), playing Scrabble (internationally) , sudoku and writing. I also enjoy going out to dinner, the theatre and movies, and above all , family time.

 

Currently I live in Sydney, Australia with my husband, Great Dane Mina and two cats, Spock and Kirk. My philosophy of life is always Carpe Diem (seize the day).

Diana Crevatin