I’m an Australian children’s author. Welcome to my website.
I write novels, chapter books, school plays and short stories for young readers and the young at heart … stories I aim to not let you go until the very last page. Check out my blog too – about the writing life and about my stories.
MOST RECENT NOVEL …
In Australia’s Great Depression, two Shakespearean actors are forced to leave their daughter, Adversity at the Emu Swamp Children’s Home. When it appears they’ve drowned in a flood, Addie is left in the villainous hands of Matron Maddock. Together with Macbeth, her Shakespeare-quoting cockatiel, the feisty runaway embarks on the adventure of a lifetime.
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“Sweet Adversity is a rip-roaring, feel-good, grab-the-nearest-redhead-and-pinch-their-gorgeous-cheeks read…”
Alison Stegert. GoodReads
“Sweet Adversity is a champion for Shakespeare and theatre … a wonderful and accessible introduction to Shakespeare for young readers ….”
Madison’s Library. GoodReads
“an uplifting story of perseverance; resonating sass and staunchness in times of adversity whilst triumphing a slice of Australian history that made me want to drum the floorboards with acclamation. Bravo!”
Dimity Powell. GoodReads
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- The girl … another history, another cultureOne of my earliest memories is our grandmother trying to keep us kids within the confines of our north … Continue reading The girl … another history, another culture