About

So what is this about?

This is my attempt to work out how a debut novel fits into my life when it’s not ready for this world, and how to work out when it is.

It’s also a little lookie into life with a sweet little Connemara pony named Aoibheann.

 

Here are places you can read a selection of my work that’s available online:

The Drowning Sound (short story)

Southern Cross Short Story Competition 2015

Revisiting Chapters of the Heart (non fiction)

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/revisiting-chapters-of-the-heart-20120302-1u7ni.html

Remote Area Nurses: We are Angry (non fiction)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/29/remote-area-nurses-we-are-angry-and-we-dont-want-gayle-woodfords-death-to-be-in-vain

My work has appeared in Meanjin, Southerly, The Guardian, The Age, AWAW. I won the Southern Cross Literary Competition (2015) and was shortlisted in the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards (2015) and Overland Story Wine Prize (2016). I was the recipient of a Varuna Publisher Fellowship for The Boathouse (2011) and was selected to attend the Hardcopy programme this year for my nonfiction project on Aboriginal health. I have a Ba(Hons) in Literary Studies and Creative Writing from Melbourne University (2007).