As a six-year-old Lindy dreamed of being a ballerina. At ten she decided she wanted to be a writer too. Then life happened, as it does. She taught English literature for a while, and got a degree in psychology. She started teaching dance on the North Shore after emigrating from South Africa in 1997. And then a little crisis a few years ago saw her husband putting her and her laptop on a plane to Las Vegas. The resulting award-winning novel, It Never Stays In Vegas, introduced her to the most fantastic women a girl could ever hope to meet, as she visited book clubs, spoke to women’s organisations, and continued her research. It also ensured that the writing bug stuck. Her second book, Tutus, Tiaras and Tassels is due in 2012. She continues to teach dance and yoga to people both big and small, and 2012 will bring some exciting new workshops as she incorporates her newfound passions into her ever-changing world. Her long-suffering husband and children still share their home with her, and have finally learnt to roll their eyes when she’s not looking.

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