Irene Buckler taught in Australian primary schools for three decades. While teaching, she also wrote many educational programs, stories, plays and poetry for children. Her work has appeared in publications for children and teachers in the United Kingdom and in Australia, as well as online.
A flash fiction finalist in the ‘Hysteria’ (UK) and ‘Field of Words’ Writing Competitions (South Australia.), Irene is drawn by the challenge of writing flash fiction to be the very best writer she can be. Her flash fiction stories have been widely published in anthologies.
Residing in sunny Sydney with a couple of adult children, one dog, three cats, three budgerigars, one ring-tailed parrot and two rescued foxes, Irene plans her stories while taking long walks. A history buff, she also relishes those places, often the great cities of the world, such as Rome and London, where it is easy to reflect on today through the lens of the past.
A keen observer, Irene writes mainly about people, finding exploring human behaviour to be an endless source of inspiration.
Truth Serum Press will publish Irene’s flash fiction collection Inklings in February 2018.