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 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.