Hello everyone! It’s been a long time since I posted. I’ve been buried deep in a PhD in Creative Writing which took four years. The exciting news is that I’m now a doctor…

BUT equally as exciting if not more is that the manuscript for my second novel ALMOST A MIRROR has been shortlisted for the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize.

Congratulations to the other entrants shortlisted and I look forward to the announcement of the winner. I’m not so fussed about that though because this feels like huge encouragement to keep writing fiction and in particular using styles and voices that are a bit different.

The novel is pop meets punk and centres around the twilight worlds of early 80s Melbourne – think Crystal Ballroom and Nick Cave — clashing with groupies, Countdown and Duran Duran.


What’s everyone up to? Still blogging? What are you writing? Please comment so I can see your lovely faces again.

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