I’ve been a Technical Writer for over 10 years, currently working for a large healthcare company, but my passion is writing for children and young adults. I’m one of those people that thought I had the creative writing thing nailed. You know, without any training. You either can or you can’t, right? Wrong! I recently came to my senses and completed some writing courses through the Australian Writers’ Centre and since then, my writing has been gaining momentum. I’m working on a middle-grade adventure-mystery series for ages 8+ right now, currently creating book three.
2018: Hide and Seek – Winner, The Literature Factory Creative Writing Competition 2017
A short story for adults, with the theme ‘Characters to make you think’.
2017: Denture Misadventure – Commended, The Caterpillar International Poetry Prize
A fun poem for kids aged 7 to 11. You can read this poem here.
2016-17: Clueless – Winner, Australian Society of Authors Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program
Part of an action/adventure series for middle-grade readers with an environmental twist. You can read more about this series here.
2015: Hide and Seek – Finalist, Cowley Literary Award (Australian Art Sales)
A short story for adults, experimenting with a different point of view.