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karenbayly

I was born in Sydney, Australia. From playing guitar and writing songs for bands that never went any further than the next rehearsal studio, to earning a PhD in animal behaviour, to acting, directing and writing, I've been addicted to imagination, creativity and knowledge.

I have published numerous short stories and am close to completing the first draft of my first novel. I've also written agricultural, medical and scientific articles and ebooks as a public relations professional, freelance writer and ghostwriter.

For the past ten years, I’ve worked in IT as a Software Test Consultant. Although I’ve covered all stages of the testing cycle, my preference is for UAT and usability. The projects I’ve enjoyed most involved visual, cross browser and cross platform testing. For me, software testing is truly worthwhile when I am ensuring a positive user experience for a client’s customers, and delivering a product that will continue to promote a client favourably long past the software release date.

I'm also a science geek with penchant for biology and ethology. I adore animals and have a huge gooey spot for cats, horses and birds. Although an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy TV and film, I also appreciate serious drama - as long as it is in other people's lives.

You can learn more about my writing Darkwing Imaginings. If you'd like to know how I can help you realise your life and business vision, please check out Step Into Your Spotlight. You can also find a whole bunch of stories to read at my blog Darkwing Imaginings - Short Flights.


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