I am the author of US bestseller Whiskey & Charlie (published in Australia as Whisky Charlie Foxtrot), digital interactive novel/app The Ark, and A New Map of the Universe, which was shortlisted for the West Australian Premier’s Book Awards.
My short fiction and non-fiction have been published in Southerly, Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and Review of Australian Fiction.
I have been an invited guest, as panellist and chair, at Ubud Writers festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Perth Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Australian Short Story Festival, Scribblers and regional festivals in Albany and Margaret River.
I hold a PhD in Writing from Edith Cowan University, and am an Australia Council Creative Australia Fellow.
I regularly run workshops at libraries and writers centres including the Australian Writers Centre, Writers VIC and KSP Writers Centre.
I am currently seeking a publisher for Monkey See, an epic quest with a sci-fi twist featuring a monkey, an evil priestess and the mother of all tsunamis, and working on a new novel, Self/Help, about female friendship and the ways we try to help ourselves when the wheels fall off.
I am represented by agent Mark Gottlieb of Trident Media, USA.
My Favourite Books
Like most writers, I’m an avid reader. I read mostly contemporary realist literary fiction but I also love a human-driven sci-fi/speculative-fiction and an occasional memoir or collection of personal essays. These are some of the books and authors that set me on fire:
Need Some Reading Recommendations?
I have something for everyone in my Top Tens lists.
Are You an Aspiring Writer?
If you’re interested in writing process, you might want to know how my novels came to be written and published, or you may enjoy my How to Become a Writer Series or these interviews with other writers.
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