About

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I am an author, scriptwriter, script editor and producer.

I love strong, personal narratives, set in interesting cultural, historical or political environments.

My favourite stories are based on people’s real-life experiences and events.

I was born and raised in Sydney, but have also lived in Bathurst (for university), on a small Spanish island called La Gomera, and in Arnhem Land. I currently live in Darwin.

I wrote my first novel, Nona & Me, whilst living in the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. If you are curious as to how I ended up there, you might find some answers in this first post of my old blog.

I have written for many successful Australian television dramas, including All Saints, Home & Away, Headland, Winners & Losers and Wonderland. You can read more about my TV work here.

I have also worked in community development, both on my own writing-based projects and with the critically acclaimed arts and social change organisation, Big hART.

I am passionate about education. I have a teaching degree, and love running workshops about scriptwriting and creative writing in general – if you are interested in having me visit your school find out about that here.

Working in the television industry has taught me a lot about writing, but I also learned a lot from taking part in the NIDA Playwrights’ Studio, winning the British Council’s Realise Your Dream Scholarship and running the Represent project, which was nominated for the inaugural Kit Denton Dis-fellowship.

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Louis and Rosa riding their bikes in Yirrkala.