GLENICE WHITTING is an Australian author and playwright
and has published two novels. She was a hairdresser for many years
before she became a mature age student. It was during an English
Literature Fiction Writing course that her great midlife adventure
began. Rummaging through an old cardboard shoebox in the
family home she found a pile of postcards dating back to the
19th century, many of them written in Old High German.
The translated greetings from abroad introduced the
hairdresser to her long hidden German heritage and
started her on a life-changing journey. She fell in love with
the craft of writing and decided to pursue a writing career.
Her Australian/German novel, Pickle to Pie, was short –
listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an
Unpublished Manuscript. It co-won the Ilura Press
International Fiction Quest and was launched during The
Age Melbourne Writers’ Festival.
Three years as an on-line editor and columnist at
suite101.com introduced her to web writing and resulted in an
ebook InspiringWomen. Glenice’s play Hair Today, Gone
Tomorrow was produced during the Fertile Ground New Play
Festival. Her published works include biographies, reviews,
numerous short stories and three novels.
What Time is it there? her latest book is about two countries, two women, a life altering pen-friendship and lies that lead to truth. She completed the journey from VCE to PhD when she gained her Doctorate of Philosophy (Writing) from
Swinburne University in 2013.
Glenice’s blog can be found at http://www.glenicewhitting.com