6 May 2022 | Uncategorised

Ovarian cancer day

This Sunday, Mother’s Day, is world ovarian cancer day. It’s appropriate timing – one of my closest friends, Leane, mother of three daughters, has just passed her five-year anniversary of being diagnosed with cancer. You can learn more about the wonderful Leane and her story in the video above – Leane has worked tirelessly to…

A publishing contract with Hachette!

I’m so thrilled to share with you that this week I signed a publishing contract with Hachette for my debut young adult novel, Even the ocean! It’s due to be published in February 2023. This is a verse novel about two fifteen-year-olds living in Melbourne during 2020, trying to hold on to their creativity despite…

18 February 2022 | Uncategorised

Hello, February!

January is such a lovely time for dreaming and planning the year ahead but February (even halfway through!) is much better for putting in action all that dreaming. Here’s all my dreaming/planning for 2022: teaching Stewardship – a customised ten-month program for writers, offering support, mentorship and writing craft. We had our first online meeting…

24 December 2021 | Uncategorised

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, dear blog readers! Thank you all so much for the lovely congratulations messages last post. I’m looking forward to sharing more about the process of publication as I experience it for the first time. I’m taking a break from blogging for a few weeks, and will be back towards the middle of January….