Using memory, journals, diaries, letters and her children’s school ‘News’ books, Jan is writing of her families’ experience living as expatriates on the remote Pacific nation of Kiribati. In 2009 she completed a short course lead by Barbara Brooks entitled: ‘Women Telling Stories: handing on to the next generation’. Jan’s goal for 2017 is to have her memoir Skimming the Surface ready for editing. Jan is a member of Willoughby Writers, now under the mentorship of Robyn McWilliam. She also belongs to a memoir group in Gordon. Her short story ‘Spirit bilong Billy’ was published in 2011 in the Willoughby Writers anthology, Reflections.