About

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, 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.

I have worked as a writer for Australian television dramas and currently work as a Development Manager for ABC Scripted TV. 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.

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Bike riding in Yirrkala.