Hello! I have worked in and around words for over 20 years as a writer and editor. I live in Castlemaine in regional Victoria and my first novel just_a_girl was published by UWA Publishing in 2013. I’m now working on a second novel as part of a PhD in creative writing at the University of Canberra set around the early 80s music scene in Melbourne in the twilight worlds of Nick Cave and Bill Henson.
As a freelance writer, editor and digital communications specialist for a range of clients, I have worked on pretty much every type of content you can imagine — annual reports, brochures, catalogues, e-newsletters, websites, grant assessments, marketing materials, information handouts, course materials, student theses, novel manuscripts, poetry — and my articles have been published in Good Weekend, Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Peppermint Magazine, Metro Magazine, Empire, Screen Education, Island Magazine and RealTime.
I have been the editor of Newswrite, the Writing NSW magazine for aspiring and established writers, for nearly a decade, along with taking the helm at the ASA’s Australian Author magazine.
I’ve blogged on all my passions at Wild Colonial Girl and, while it’s taken a bit of a hiatus during the PhD, there are plans afoot later in the year…
When I’m not hovering over the computer, you can find me dancing as part of Lady Fun Times: Crotch of Dancers.