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…

29 April 2022 | Writing, Young Adult Fiction

Immersion into other worlds

I’m not back into writing yet – I still need to conserve my energy after getting Covid almost six weeks ago. I’m back into my editing work and am edging my way back to writing by immersing myself into research for my third book. This book for young adults has a fairy-tale theme, and I’ve…

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…

3 December 2021 | Young Adult Fiction

Art journals for writing

There are art journals – and there are art journals. My art journal – well, it’s more of a collection of notes, scribbles and diagrams than a beautiful object to be placed behind museum glass one day. I created my art journal to collect all my ramblings about my young adult verse novel, Even the…