Mary Bell Thornton
Her works include several stories broadcast on Radio New Zealand.
Mary’s writing room The Fo’c’s’le, spring nestles amongst manuka, ponga and houhere and looks out over Kenepuru Sound where she lives in retirement with her husband Peter.
She writes surrounded by the song of tui, korimako, piwakawaka, shining cuckoo, a plethora of sea birds and the thrum of kereru wings. With no mains power and no road, life moves at a leisurely, creative pace.
Her poem Woven Togetheris published in New Dialogues and New Beginnings Poetry Anthology 2013