I’m an author of spellbinding speculative fiction, fantasy and fabulism for the young and young at heart. Writing about strong female leads who metaphorically and literally kick butt particularly appeals to me, as does magic…always magic!
My writing is influenced by my time living in Japan and Europe and their rich histories. As an Australian writer of European and Aboriginal (Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung) descent, I’m also fascinated by culture and identity.
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember.
My love of reading and writing started with an early addiction to Grimms’ fairy tales, Arthurian legends and a love of superheroes.
I started my own library when I was ten, cataloguing all the books in our house and creating my own database (writing pages of computer coding), which I used to check in and out what my family borrowed.
If I hadn’t become a journalist and professional writer, I would be a superhero librarian – conquering the Dewey Decimal System by day and saving the world one book at a time by night. Failing that, I’d work in a doughnut shop…mmm…doughnuts.
Instead, I put my superpowers to work as a Queensland Writers Centre Tutor and speaker (I have presented industry workshops at at major events including GenreCon 2019).
You can access and read some of my award-winning stories and other short works for free here.
Over more than two decades, I have written across many fields, working as a Newspaper Journalist & Editor, Corporate Writer, Blogger, and Certified Practising Marketer.
My creative writing has been recognised via several awards including Queensland Writers Centre Flash Fiction (winner 2019 and 2020), and Australian Writers Centre Furious Fiction (shortlisted out of 1300 entries), as well as second in GenreCon’s short story competition 2019.
I have been shortlisted in The Long Way Home’s short story competition in 2019 and 2020 with my stories published in their anthologies. I also have a story in Lighthouse – An Anthology and Aussie Speculative Fiction’s upcoming Survival anthology. I was longlisted in QWC’s Adaptable competition in 2021.
My guilty pleasures are watching the Princess Bride, the Labyrinth, Star Wars, Friends or Grease for the zillionth time.
I live in Brisbane (Yuggera and Turrbal Country) with my husband, son and too many pets.om fans.
If you love spellbinding speculative fiction take a look at My Books.