English-born Caroline Cooper spent her formative years grappling with English grammar while writing compulsory letters home from boarding school.
She was recruited into the British Foreign Office after university, and escaped England to spend ten years enjoying postings to Kenya, Trinidad, Fiji and France.
After emigrating to Australia she worked in government circles as private secretary to a minister and a prime minister, as a vice-regal executive officer, and a government visit officer escorting members of royal families, popes, presidents and potentates on official visits.
In what she refers to as ‘spare time’ she has been an award-winning freelance travel writer reporting on domestic and international destinations.
Caroline was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) by the Queen in 1992.