Hi, I’m Greta van der Rol. Welcome to my worlds.

Ever since I was a very little girl you would have found me with my nose in a book. While the other kids messed about with dolls and things, I’d rather talk to the people between the pages. Yes, I had a torch so I could read in bed without mum knowing. Many years later, I’ve had a variety of jobs, including a brief, forgettable stint at teaching. But that history degree and the teaching qual came in handy when I fell in love with computers and programming, and entered the burgeoning world of IT. Why? Because most of the young men recruited into IT couldn’t write a report to save themselves, let alone explain a system to the end user audience – and I could. But the urge to write fiction has always been there, and that’s what I do now I’ve ‘retired’.

I live with my husband not far from the beach in Queensland, Australia. When I’m not writing I take photographs of nature and animals, and now and then I do some cooking.

Come on in and look around. There’s a site search and there are some obvious menu items just under the header. Enjoy yourself. Thanks for coming – and don’t forget to say hello.

Find me on Twitter as @GretavdR and on Facebook

I’m a keen amateur photographer. You’ll find some of my photographs on this site but I also have some for sale – please visit me at Red Bubble or at Dreamstime


I had Tuesday Tea with Mistress Snark . Now that was fun – and reveals a side of me you never knew.

Fantasy writer Susan Curnow interviewed me and asked some very interesting questions

Lorna Suzuki interviewed me

I’m interviewed at Twolips Reviews

Maria Kuroshchepova interviewed me on her blog 

Suzanna Burke interviewed me on Sooz Says Stuff 


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