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Pia Horan-Gross - Author
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Pia has been writing short stories and poetry since childhood. She has been a profuse diary writer since adolescence and, after a very eventful life, is finally finding the time to devote herself to gather her prolific written work into published formats.

Her poetry, which she defines as “reality-based, spiritual poetry”, is written in prose style. It has been inspired by such poets as Basho, for his powerful simplicity, and T.S. Eliot, for his ground-breaking, poetic freedom of expression. Pia does not believe in hiding the message behind mysterious symbolism and gimmicky phrases. Instead, her message is clear, to the point and often contains a surprise element. She hopes to inspire her readers.

Compassion shines through her writing, and her unique life journey adds depth.

Pia has written an illustrated children’s book called “The Puppy Who Wouldn’t Share”, after observing the tragic impact a lack of social skills can have on a child and its social environment. She tries to teach these skills through storytelling and illustrations.

A further illustrated book, published in 2018; is called “Diary of a (usually) Quite Contented Cat”, written in the voice of Ginsy the cat- the main character of the book. It is humorous, aimed at cat lovers from 9 to 99 years-of-age.

A memoir and a collection of short stories are shortly following.

Pia is Swiss-born but has lived in Australia since 1971. She studied English literature after arriving in Australia. Later, she studied for a Certificate in Welfare Work (TAFE) and a Bachelor Degree in Health Science (Rehab. Couns.) at the University of Sydney were obtained. She worked as a counsellor and life coach but is presently retired and enjoys writing and self-publishing, teaching English conversation skills, and spending time with her two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

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