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.
Winner – Southern Cross Literary Competition (2015)
Shortlisted – Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Awards (2015) for The Hard Yards
and the Overland Story Wine Prize (2016) for The Fires.

Highly Commended in the ASA Emerging Writers’ Mentorship Program for The Boathouse (2018).
Selected for the HARDCOPY programme for my nonfiction project on Aboriginal health (2017).
Varuna Publisher Fellowship for The Boathouse (2011).

Ba(Hons) in Literary Studies and Creative Writing from Melbourne University (2007).