I am a Melbourne writer who spends a lot of time with my head in a book in imagined worlds, knitting and creating art, plodding around the garden and hanging out with my family and my dog.
I manage a high school’s communications and marketing as well as the library where I love chatting with the students about what they’re reading and why they love it. I freelance as a journalist, editor, website builder and content writer, and am a member of Writers Victoria, Australian Society of Authors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Fellowship of Australian Writers. I facilitated creative writing groups in Melton, Kensington and Caroline Springs from 2016 to 2018 until I took on full time work in the school.
After completing the RMIT Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing, I attended a five-day novel writing masterclass with Antoni Jach and have attended many workshops Writers Victoria and other writers’ centres.
I have a few other manuscripts (young adult, picture book and contemporary fiction) in the bottom drawer and am working on a contemporary fiction that is The Office meets Bridget Jones Diary meets a school library. I am currently pitching a historical fiction based on a First Fleet ancestor and her daughter.
I am a member of Writers Victoria, Australian Society of Authors, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Institute of Professional Editors Limited and the Society of Women Writers Victoria. I participate in improvised comedy to add play in my life and am a part of highly committed writing group who regularly attend writing retreats and provide critical feedback to each other.
My writing is published in “Shaping the Fractured Self: poetry of chronic illness and pain” (UWA Publishing, 2017), Victorian Writer, two Grieve Anthologies (Hunter Writers Centre), Flash Fiction Journal and Frayed Anthology (Clover Press).
My writing was shortlisted for Visible Ink, the Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program and Memoir Magazine #MeToo Trigger Warning Non-Fiction Contest. In 2016, I received the Second Prize in the Port Phillip Reconciliation Writing Competition for a short story On the Binns. In 2018, I was awarded the Judy Duffy Award on completion of the RMIT Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing.