Ainslie Paton always wanted to write stories to make people smile, but the need to eat, accumulate books, and have bedclothes to read under was ever present. She sold out, and worked as a flack, a suit, and a creative, ghosting for business leaders, rebel rousers and politicians, and making words happen for companies, governments, causes, conditions, high-profile CEOs, low-profile celebs, and the occasional misguided royal.
She still does that. She also writes for love, and so she can buy shoes, and the good cat food.
More here: www.ainsliepaton.com.au and on Twitter @AinsliePaton.