I was born in 1962 and lived in different places around Australia, and had a variety of jobs. Currently I am a senior teacher at the local high school, now working part-time so I can focus on my writing and artwork. I share my house with my partner and three old cats . . . Where on earth did I get the idea for lygons??


Here is a picture of my desk with Sunny, the aptly named Mischief, and Cloudy. It is rare to have all three of the big cats together, hence the photo - but usually one of them will keep me company while I write.

And the dictionary and thesaurus were not added as props for the photo - they are always somewhere on my desk. I prefer to use them rather than search for words on-line because they give me a break from looking at the screen, it's a lovely tactile experience to thumb through an old book, and you often come across more interesting words on the way.


When I travel I indulge in my other passion, which is infra-red landscape photography. I have used some of my favourite images as backgrounds for this site. You can see more of my photography at arlettephotography.com 


© 2016 Arlo Mercia.