8 July 2022 | Editing, verse novel, Writing

Her sheer audacity

Usually, my life consists of meeting my freelance editing deadlines, putting dinner on the table, running my three teenagers around to the orthodontist, footy training, their casual jobs, their friends’ places, making sure everyone has shirts and uniforms ready, fitting in writing around all of this. Fairly ordinary. But now, my life consists of a…

Structural editing and aborio rice

Although you may not think that editing and rice should appear in the same sentence, I have just proven you wrong! This week, I have been immersed in the structural edit for my Hachette young adult verse novel, Grace Notes, out February 2023. My publisher, Kate Stevens, sent me her thoughts. Plot holes. Characters who…

The way of dog – book review

… for this story is LOUDit’s made to be growled to be bellowed and roared to befreed from your jaws to travel Wind-wide and find those ears andsouls all waiting. I adored this middle-grade verse novel, The way of dog, by Zana Fraillon. It’s told from the perspective of Scruffity, a dog born in a…

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…