Anne-Marie Smith left France (1968) and arrived in Australia (1986) via Zambia and Papua New Guinea. In Western Australia where she worked with Migrants and Indigenous Australians. A linguist, educator and community worker, she worked in prison education and for Amnesty International. In Adelaide, she joined PEN and the Multicultural Writers Association of Australia for whom she edited Culture is... Australian Stories across Cultures -an Anthology (Wakefield Press, 2008). She attended the Varuna Centre, and the SA Writers’ Centre (where she volunteered for ten years). Ginninderra Press published her Memoir Pardon my French (2018). She writes flash fiction at https://yadelaidecom.wordpress.com/.