Carolyn Swindell is a born-again writer, constantly evangelising on the virtues of Varuna, despite only having been acquainted with said virtues since December 2006. She has made her living out of churning out press releases and speeches and has a limited, but much cherished publishing history in journalism, short stories and online journals. Carolyn is currently the Reputation Manager for Vodafone Australia and sits on the Board of the Vodafone Australia Foundation - and has recently joined the Varuna Board as an Alumni representative. Prior to this, she worked with corporate/community partnerships on both sides of the fence since 2000. She is completing her first work of popular long fiction. NZ-born, Queensland-raised and now resident in Sydney, she is a passionate fan of all ball sports except soccer.