Sybil Woolmore, the youngest of six siblings, was born in Auckland and raised on a remote sheep and cattle farm on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. She has always been a very independent person having been sent off to boarding school at aged 13 and then going flatting straight from school. She had no children but inherited two wonderful step children.
She enjoyed art for many years, selling several paintings and it wasn’t until they retired and moved to Paeroa from Auckland seven years ago that she started writing and joined a newly formed writing group. She is inspired by life and people around her.
The Way I See It
The inspiration for writing poetry came from Sybil’s fathers’ story, which he wrote after her mother passed. Having left home at 13 she knew very little about her parents and initially was so enthralled with his story that she believed it would make a great book, but as she started to write foun...