When Liberty was nine years old she won a box of mixed chocolate bars in a design competition for a Kiddie’s Korner section in a South African magazine. Then she won a lovely book for the annual Art Prize at school when she was 12. At 13 Liberty was selected to run the 800m race for an interschool athletics event, probably because everybody else knew better than that but she came last and learnt from the race that she never wants to run the 800m again. However, that year was her proudest writing moment when she completed her first novella after taking the English teacher’s essay challenge a bit too far. The teacher then chose her piece to read in front of the whole class! That ended up being a good year because she won a chocolate cake in a raffle too. When she was fourteen she won a glass jar of Smarties, she correctly guessed the number of smarties in the jar by counting and then multiplying the LxBxW. As a result she’s always considered herself fond of competitions and quicker at art, writing and maths than at running (oh yes and also a lover of chocolate).
However, before all of this (when she was eight) she asked to go to church with some friends and as she grew, so did her understanding of what it means to be walking in the Way. It took until her late teens, however, to fully grasp the Truth and now she’s clinging with all her might to the Rock of Ages who is her Life and at times feels as if she is slipping off but knows He will always have her firmly in His grip.*
Born in England but reared in South Africa she now lives in the quiet and relative safety of the Irish countryside with her ever-loving and patient husband, four fabulous children, an assortment of pets (and billions of disgusting slugs). In between the mothering she is an occasional graphic designer but she also loves to draw, paint, write, teach a women’s Bible study group, walk beside the sea and dance.