Pam Morrison has worked in the fields of journalism and counselling, expressing both her love of writing and her deep interest in psychology and the inner world.
Her early experiences in journalism included research and scripting for documentary films in developing countries, and interviewing and scripting for a national radio documentary series on stories of people navigating life challenges. These opened an interest in therapeutic and psycho-educational group work, and she trained as a group facilitator twenty years ago and in counselling and psychotherapy ten years later.
Pam is currently employed as a senior lecturer at Otago Polytechnic in a tertiary training programme for social services practitioners and counsellors, and works part time in a private counselling practice. She lives in Dunedin, New Zealand, with her husband John, and is mother of three adult children.
Annie McGregor completed her first degree in music, and from her early twenties was strongly involved in performing arts. She started a local operatic theatre, set up choral festivals, and was a singer, assistant conductor and chairwoman of the Hamilton Civic Choir, which toured Fiji and Japan.
Annie completed a Masters of Management Studies, and as senior lecturer at Wintec taught business communication and a humour paper to Media Arts students, as well as presenting a number of research papers to national and international conferences. She did consultancy work, was on the national committee of the NZ Communication Association and was a celebrant for marriages and funerals.
She was married to Graham, had three sons and one grandson, and was living in Hamilton, New Zealand, when she died, aged 55.