About

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.

I live in Brisbane, Australia.

Awards

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.