As long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted

to write and to travel

And sometimes I get to do both, like here at the Bay of Fires in Tasmania.

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 Hello Sydney Kids, which I have since sold. I am working mainly on the website Sober Journeys now, as it goes hand-in-hand with my memoir ‘Going Under.’ Swim The World is my other love, and I WILL get back to it soon.

You might enjoy reading about the best books on sobriety here.

Find fantastic sober holidays and vacations here.

Over the past few years, I have written for several large autism websites being:

Autism: What Next?

Raising Children: Autism

Autism Awareness Australia

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:

Sydney Morning Herald

Outdoor Swimmer

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.

“ I don’t know where I’m going but I know I’m on my way.” – Seana Smith

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