MARLENE Dee Gray Potoura is a remarkable and talented woman.
She is a single mother who is raising two children - which many people would regard as a full time job in itself.
She also operates a private school – another full time job.
And, as readers of PNG Attitude know, she is a prolific writer of short stories, poems and stories for children.
This labour of love is undertaken almost every night after her children have gone to bed. Marlene often writes until three in the morning.
As she says, “I love writing. It is truly my passion and I just wish I had more time to do it and to fulfill my dream of having my works published properly.”
For several years now, Marlene has submitted entries to the annual Commonwealth Writers Short Story Competition.