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 teach creative writing for the Australian Writers Centre, and regularly run workshops at libraries and writers centres including Writers VIC and KSP Writers Centre.
I am currently working on Monkey See, an epic quest with a sci-fi twist featuring a monkey, an evil priestess and the mother of all tsunamis.
My Favourite Books
Like most writers, I’m an avid reader. I read mostly contemporary American fiction but I also enjoy a good modern-classic, a well-written sci-fi and an occasional psychological thriller. These are some of the books that really rock my world:
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 these interviews with other writers. Along with five other writers, I also discuss many aspects of the writing life in the Writers Ask Writers series.
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