I’m a writer and communications professional based in Melbourne, Australia.
I grew up in the outer suburbs of Perth, Western Australia. I’ve worked in communications for over a decade, mainly for arts organisations and non-profits. I’ve also written content for The Age newspaper.
My fiction has appeared in journals and anthologies. In 2016, I was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights Award by Sydney Theatre Company – Australia’s largest prize for an unproduced play.
Gemini Falls, my debut novel, is available now. I wrote a piece for the Guardian about the inspiration for the novel.
Melbourne, 1930, as the Great Depression is taking hold: Thirteen-year-old Morris Turner, a little anxious by nature, feels more at home gazing at the stars than spending time with his detached father Jude, a detective, and older sister, Lottie. When a young woman is murdered in Jude’s home town of Gemini, he is assigned to solve the case. With fear and polio rising in the city, Jude reluctantly takes Morris and Lottie to the small town he left long ago.
A selected list of other writing published and/or recognised in awards.
Shortlisted for the 2016 Patrick White Playwrights Award (Sydney Theatre Company)
The Big Issue
The Fiction Edition, September, 2022
Shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award 2021
Finalist for the Spring Story Contest, Narrative Magazine
Shortlisted for the Stuart Hadow Short Story Prize
Shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award 2020
By The Pond
Wet Ink (Shortlisted for the Wet Ink/CAL Short Story Prize)