UDiana Santamaria

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I was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1954. Raised and educated in Sydney, after finishing school I attained a Diploma of Teaching and a Bachelor of Education later going on to teach English and Music (and a variety of other subjects) in high schools.

Eventually I moved onto teaching English to adult migrants and finally, in the same industry (the AMEP – Adult Migrant English Program) I worked in Educational Management for the last full time years of my education career.

Apart from my love of passing on knowledge, I always had a great love of music, and I was in no small way drawn towards playing the very same piano that my mother bought with her first wages earned. I still have that piano today. Music has always been a part of my life. I could not even half imagine writing books without it somehow featuring!

Now, in semi-retirement, I am still writing music and poetry in English and in the Filicudare dialect which I so dearly love, all of which I hope to share with others.

My great hope is that somebody will discover the great richness and possibilities for my stories and music to be developed into a movie! Lofty thoughts … but I do love to dream!