Born a long time ago in a land that has been left behind, Toast is an ex-pat American living and writing in New Zealand. Her professional life is all about change management. Her personal life is full of chores, teenage angst, and sequential mid-life crises. Toast likes strawberries, hot buttered rum, and walks on the sea shore. She dislikes mould, the goo that cakes in the corners of things where it is impossible to remove, and virtually all strict interpretation of an 'ology.