I am an Australian writer based in Perth, Western Australia with a Graduate Diploma of Arts (Professional Writing) from Edith Cowan University. I write short stories, nonfiction and plays, and am working on my first novel.
My writing has received recognition in Australian and international competitions and been published in several Australian anthologies/journals. Two of my musical theatre scripts for children, Allie’s Amazing Adventures and Plenoch’s Puzzle, have been staged by performing arts schools in Perth. In 2015, I created a ten-minute play Mobiles inspired by the Peter Cowan short story “Mobiles” for the Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc/StagesWA Playwright Project, as part of the Centre’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.
I have worked as a researcher and writer for a community history museum in Perth, and in the areas of publicity, communications and grant writing for not-for-profit organisations.
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Highly Commended for ‘Sword Dance’ in the 2017 Scribes ‘Short Takes’ Prose Competition (Memoir category).
Second Prize for ‘The Room They No Longer Enter’ in the 2016 Scribes ‘Short Takes’ Prose Competition.
Finalist for ‘The New Millennium’ in the 2016 Tom Howard/John H Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
Commended certificate for ‘uh-sim-uh-leyt’ in the 2016 FAWWA Lyndall Hadow-Donald Stuart Short Story Prize
Commended certificate for ‘Sweet and Sour’ in the 2015 Peter Cowan Short Story Competition
Commended certificate for ‘Black on Black’ in the 2015 Scribes Prose Competition (Memoir category)
1st prize for ‘Billboard’ in the short story category of the 2014 Good Dog International Film Festival
Shortlisted finalist for ‘Elizabeth Taylor Eyes’ in the 2014 Peter Cowan 600 Short Story Competition.
Play reading for Mobiles, a ten-minute play inspired by the Peter Cowan short story ‘Mobiles’ at Joondalup Library, 9 August 2015.
Allie’s Amazing Adventures performed by Rise Performing Arts School.
Plenoch’s Puzzle performed by Hepburn Heights School of Performing Arts.
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