Mandy is happily married with three children who encourage and inspire her to write. After a varied career in tourism, teaching, Japanese translation/interpreting and software engineering, Mandy who had been telling stories to her children on long walks, agreed to start writing down some of the stories. In the end it has been the novel ‘Plimgar To Luminar’ that motivated her to publish. One day some of the short stories for younger children may be available in print.
Born in the UK, Mandy has lived in NZ from the age of nine and written poetry and stories even as a child. Her father is the artist Peter Donne and his art work is used for her first book.