Tabetha comes from a long line of storytellers, each one shaping her ambition to become an author.
Over the course of her working life, she’s had a variety of ‘real’ jobs including working for the Royal Society of Arts in London, an Entertainer for UK holiday resort operators Haven Entertainment, a PR officer for the Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame in Kalgoorlie, a marketing executive at the City of Perth, the CEO of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and more recently as the Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator for Tourism WA. Other roles have included, waitress, a cinema box office attendant, a barmaid, chip fryer at the local Fish and Chip shop and a one night stint at the Britvic factory monitoring Pepsi cans as they passed along a conveyer belt….cue yawn!
Tabetha always had aspirations to become a writer, with a house full of journals and notebooks with half-written plays, stories, and poems dating back to her school days. Writing, music, performing arts and travel are her greatest loves and you’ll find these themes shining brightly throughout her work.
After starting up her performance company Little Black Dress Productions in 2013, it became clear that she could not ignore her inner voice any longer. It was time to write. Seriously write.
Armed with so many ideas, she began her first full-length novel The Sunbeam Alpine, but temporarily abandoned it to write The Second Husband. Both projects are still in progress. Once she types ‘The End’ on the latter, Tabetha hopes to collaborate with other Perth creatives to workshop her one –woman comedy show, Delayed written and conceived by her.
Tabetha’s writing is heavily laced with anecdotes from her real life as she endeavors to bring humor, humility, and honesty into her work. ‘I want to make people laugh and not take life so seriously. If my readers feel better about themselves, and the world they live in after reading my words, then I am doing my job. ‘
Tabetha is the is the former Chairwoman of the KSP Writers Centre, and WritingWA, a founding member of Writers United WA and a theatre reviewer and contributor to online magazine So Perth, Perth Culture and We Love Perth.
She is a proud Perth girl who lives on the foothills of the Darling Scarp with her two young children.
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