a New Zealander, lives at Coolum Beach on the Sunshine Coast
of Queensland. She is a prizewinning
author and editor, and a highly skilled and experienced
For the past 15 years she has
run a Writers Consultancy
specializing in empowering other writers and helping them to
bring their works to fruition. She is passionate about
writing that is honest and has the courage to dig deeply.
from the Heart’, ‘Your
Story Matters' (Life
Art of the Short Story’ (Short Fiction) and
Therapy' are eagerly sought after. New
is not for Wimps’ and
It any Good?' are in the pipeline.
Her teaching is informed by the breadth of her experience in
both writing and publishing: as editor for
medical and engineering journals; for Scholastic
Publications in London and for Off Campus Studies at Deakin
University; as a newspaper feature writer for the New
Zealand Herald and as literary editor for Boardwalk
She has taught English in secondary schools, Literacy at a
Technical Institute and Creative Writing at the University
of the Sunshine Coast.
Her two published books of
imaginative non-fiction: ‘Out of
this Whirlwind’ (Heinemann) and
‘Spirit of Noosa, Noosa National
Park’ (Spectrum Publications) combine word and
Her short stories and poetry are published nationally and
internationally in literary journals and have won a number
In 2004 she received the
Booranga Writers Fellowship to work on her Ms.
‘Darkroom’ about a photographer
with a disturbing past...