Born in Ireland, English father, Irish mother, Brenda spent her formative years in East Africa and the Far East. Her childhood was part wild, part total sophistication. She moved in illustrious circles and met many famous, talented, and clever people, an experience which has coloured the whole of her life. Educated in England, she grew up during the last days of the British Empire.
She married young, and now has three adult children. Her career has been as varied as her childhood. With a background in sales and marketing, she was nominated for the Businesswoman of the Year Award. She was a top producer in the financial services industry. She has been involved in Management Training, running lectures and seminars. She has owned her own restaurant and catering business, as a result of which she is passionate about good food.
Throughout her life, however, Brenda has been a scribbler. A keen observer, she is fascinated by people.