I am a storyteller.
I've been one all of my life.
Up until February 2019, I was the CEO of the Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and previous to that, I was a Marketing Executive for the City of Perth for 12 years. Now I work as the Stakeholder Engagement Officer for Tourism WA, each day collecting new characters, new storylines, and settings which will end up on my pages one day.
I am a great observer of people and places, I revel in the details of their ordinary everyday lives. I like to put myself in other people's shoes and walk a mile or two in them. It's my way of understanding their emotions, motivations, how they became the way they are.
As a young adult, I lived in Coventry in the UK and studied Musical Theatre while working for the Royal Society of Arts. When I returned to Perth in 1995, I moved to Kalgoorlie and worked in mining and tourism by day and as a pub singer by night.
It was an invitation to write as an arts review blogger in 2012, that kick-started my writing career and I was swiftly promoted to Director for Perth Culture an online arts magazine.
In 2013 I joined the KSP Writers Centre and became Chair in 2014.
In 2018 I became Chair of writing WA. I have since stood down from both posts to continue my own writing projects, of which I have many.
In the six years, I have been writing towards a career as an author, I have had six short stories published (one internationally), won an award for a 600-word flash fiction piece and more recently had my novella The Dog Next Door published by Gumnut Press.
I am currently working on my novel Meet Your Match which I hope to finish soon and begin the pitching process to publishers. Fingers crossed!
I live in the Perth Hills with my two young children, in a house I recently renovated and love. I have created a home that I want to write in.