Petra Molloy was born in Nederland and immigrated with her parents and four siblings in 1952. She was brought up Catholic as were her five children.
Petra and her husband operate a winery and vineyard in Auckland and much of her family life has been centred on its many and varied demands.
In her spare time she has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Auckland and a Ceramic Art Degree from the Canberra School of Art.
For Petra, writing and clay have always vied with one another. But she continues to write as much as she can in her spare time, and in 2017 she completed a Diploma in Creative Writing at Whitireia New Zealand.
Her first novel, Chosen Boys, will be published by Escalator Press in October 2019.
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