Gabrielle Bryden is an Australian writer, born and raised in Brisbane, Queensland. She blogs most days of the week and includes poetry, stories, photography and non-fiction articles. She loves to participate in the community of creative, artistic bloggers around the world, so make sure you join in the conversation and leave a comment or two – she responds to all comments (except spammy or offensive stuff) as she enjoys the mental stimulation .
She has a Master of Arts in the field of psychology and worked in the alcohol and drug field for over a decade before having two children. The eldest, a boy, was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. The youngest, a girl is neurotypical. Both are adorable and growing up way too quick.
Gabrielle now lives on the shores of Hervey Bay, Queensland with her husband, children and assorted wildlife. The move was made over four years ago when her son found it too difficulty to cope with a regular sized school. The children now attend a tiny school (approximately 60 kids) and are thriving.
Gabrielle spends any free-time writing and blogging. Her work has been published in a range of online and print journals, books and magazines as well as being broadcast on local and national ABC Radio.
She has a strong interest in books, conservation, environmental issues, autism spectrum disorder, politics, psychology, photography, and music. She is a Dylanophile (ie., completely obsessed with all thing Bob Dylan – as is most of the world, aren’t they!). The family have two labradoodles called Jazz and Sheba, breed Gouldian Finches (50 and counting) and keep 5 Chinese Silkie chickens (Pompadour, Snowy, Vegemite, Henny-Penny, Miss Eagle).
The children say they will help out but …