Renée (Ngati Kahungunu/Scot) was born grumpy and nothing has changed. She is an avid and faithful reader, enjoys cooking and gardening. Everyone, she says, should grow leafy greens. Renée always thought she would die at 42 but for some reason this didn’t happen. She considers herself very lucky to still have most of her marbles and credits reading, writing, walking and teaching, for this. Renée has written 8 novels and eighteen plays among which is Wednesday To Come. Probably her most loved work. Renée lives in Otaki and teaches her Your Life, Your Story and her Poem a Week workshops there.
(Photo credit: Claudia Latisnere).