As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted
to write and to travel
Seana Smith Bio
I was born and brought up in Scotland, in the village of Ormiston, East Lothian, just 12 miles from Edinburgh. After studying Classics and Old and Medieval English at Wadham College, University of Oxford, I worked for 10 years as a TV researcher and producer at Channel 9 in Sydney and at the BBC in London and Glasgow.
Having my first child and moving to Karachi shot a rocket through my TV career, funnily enough. We then moved to Sydney where, in 2001, my first book was published, the very practical Sydney For Under Fives.
Read more about my published books here.
In 2011, I started my first website and now run three of them, Hello Sydney Kids is a commercial magazine website. Swim The World and Sober Journeys are more niche.
Over the past few years, I have written for several large autism websites being:
I have also written freelance articles for a wide range of publications, including The Scotsman, The Scots Magazine, Punch, The Australian Magazine, The Sun-Herald and most recently:
I am a professional writer, and a very unprofessional mother of four children, now young adults and teenagers. We now live mainly in the Central West city of Orange, with a small base in Manly, Sydney too. Maisie the wee wonderdog is now the youngest child, and the least troublesome, it has to be said.