G M Lincoln// Writer
G M LINCOLN has always loved reading and was an avid reader as a child. She’s a teacher and has taught in New Zealand primary schools for over thirty-five years, Discovering wonderful children’s books and reading them to her classes is one of her favourite teaching activities. She is an avid traveller and aspects of the countries she’s visited appear in her first novel, The Wind Rises. Travelling fascinates her because she enjoys seeing the wide range of crafts people turn their hand to and use to earn their living. Most of her travel has been to third world Asian countries and seeing the creativity, ingenuity and work ethic of the poorer people in these countries has been a humbling experience. G M Lincoln was recently involved in setting up a sewing project in the leprosy colonies of Thailand, which is where she learnt about leprosy. Having a taste for adventure, she took Bibles into China during the 1980’s for two years. As well as reading and writing, she enjoys taking the dog for walks in the forest. Her little black griffin, Alfie visits rest homes to fellowship with the elderly during school term breaks. Alfie is learning trick to entertain others, but his outgoing personality and affectionate nature mean he is a hit with animal lovers. When she gets time, G M Lincoln enjoys quilting, particularly applique. Fellowshipping and growing in the Lord with others in her church home-group is a priority in her life as is spending time alone with Jesus.
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