I am a writer and school teacher and have also worked as a university lecturer and a speech-language pathologist. 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 am now working on my second novel.
I also write short stories with a focus on contemporary realism and I am an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction. Subscribers to The Saturday Paper can read one of my short stories here.
I live in Brisbane, Australia.
Third place for Nereus’s Daughter in the 2019 Southern Cross Short Story Competition.
2019 shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards Glendower Emerging Writer Award.
2018 Awarded a place in the ACT Writers’ Centre HardCopy Program
2018 Awarded a place in the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program
2016 Completed an MPhil in Creative Writing at The University of Queensland.
I also hold a PhD in Education and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics.