About Me

My first book was a collection of stories,  Small Indiscretions: Stories of Travel in Asia (Transit Lounge, 2011). My second book was a young adult novel set in Parramatta, The Incredible Here and Now (Giramondo, 2013), which has won the Prime Minister’s Literature Award (YA) and the IBBY Honour Book for Australia. It has also been shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literature Awards, the WA Premier’s Book Awards and The Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award.  

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I spent several years as a high school English, ESL and Special Needs teacher.  I now teach creative writing workshops everywhere – from jails, schools, community centres and universities, to writers’ festivals and writers’ centres. I

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Girls In Boys’ Cars is (PanMacmillan, 2021)

Winner Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, 2022

CBCA Shortlisted Book, 2022

Girls In Boys’ Cars The Play has been commissioned for The National Theatre of Parramatta (dir/writer Priscilla Jackman)

Girls In Boys’ Cars The Film is being produced by Hanna Griffiths for Blined By Rainbows

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Here is a small selection of the projects I’ve been involved in in the past few years.

Encounter for The Four Winds Festival 2019 and The Sydney Festival 2020.

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