I am a writer and school teacher living in Brisbane, Australia. I have completed a novel-length manuscript about a girl who was interned at the Peel Island leper colony in the 1940s (KYD members can read a memoir piece I wrote about Peel Island by clicking here.) I also write short stories with a focus on contemporary realism. I am an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction. In 2016 I completed an MPhil in Creative Writing and in 2018 I was awarded a place in the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program and the ACT Writers Centre HardCopy Program. I am currently working on my second novel.