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

I love strong personal narratives with heart and humour, 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, a small Spanish island called La Gomera, Arnhem Land and Darwin.

I wrote my first novel, Nona & Me, whilst living in the remote Aboriginal community of Yirrkala in the Northern Territory. I lived there for two years and would’ve loved to have stayed longer. I have been back many times since.

My second novel, Between Us, was written in Darwin, where I lived for four years. It explores themes of multiculturalism in Australia and our changing attitudes to migrants and asylum seekers.

And my picture book Egg is about a strange egg that washes up on a barren island inhabited by other eggs. It was written once I moved back to Sydney and illustrated by the incredibly talented Harrison Vial.

I work as a freelance scriptwriter, script editor and script producer for Australian television dramas. I have also worked as a Development Executive for Scripted Television for the ABC.  You can read more about my scriptwriting 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 talking to school groups and running workshops about scriptwriting and creative writing  – if you are interested in having me visit your school find out about that here.


Bike riding in Yirrkala.