I have stories to tell.
I've been kicked in the head by a mountain gorilla, blessed by a voodoo priest, and stuck in quicksand; I eloped to Las Vegas, and drove to Timbuktu in a car held together with a bra-strap.
I grew up in rural and remote Western Australia, and I've swum with crocodiles in the tropic north (by accident), and whales in the Antarctic south (on purpose) - and lived most places in between. I'm now married to a diplomat and we live a globally peripatetic life (thirty houses, three continents and counting).
I came to writing circuitously - I have degrees in law and psychology, and have worked as an agony aunt, a criminologist, and a professional strategist (including for Australia's Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet).
In 2017, I completed my MFA at Virginia Tech where I won awards in both writing and teaching.
My literary criticism and cultural commentary has been featured in The Australian, and Australian Book Review. My award-winning fiction has appeared in Meanjin, The Masters Review, Nowhere Magazine, ABR and The Southeast Review. In 2016, my story 'Slut Trouble' was commended for Australia's most prestigious short story prize, The Elizabeth Jolley Prize, and subsequently selected for Best Australian Stories 2017.
I am the recipient of ABR's Fortieth Birthday Fellowship, and currently working on my first collection of short stories.
Literary representation: Jane Novak Literary Agency.
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