Alexandra Elizabeth Shine is a self motivating author, screenwriter, casual musician and dedicated wine enthusiast. Traditionally articulate as a health philosopher, she recently chose to explore her long-standing love of fiction and fantasy. Swapping research articles for novels, she began contributing to discussions on the Australian Writers Forum and joined the Hunter Writers Centre, a local author’s guild where she lives in the Australian wine country, Hunter Valley. Opting to submit stories into competition concreted her joy of writing, topical discussions and achieving deadlines.  If she isn't writing, Alexandra  is usually baking, investing too much time in table top games, or searching for one of the thousand notebooks in her house containing scribbles, titbits and jokes she thinks are funny