I love to write stories that delight children. Stories that engage the minds and echo in the hearts of little listeners and grown up readers alike.
I believe picture books are critical to children; to fuel imaginative play, to encourage early literacy, to teach, to linger, to promote change and for the pure and simple LOVE of reading and writing.
Over the past 15 years my writing has been published internationally across a range of business and marketing platforms including radio, mobile, print and online media. I have created bespoke content for large multinational telecommunications companies, provided copywriting services for successful Australian brands in health and education, and run my own small business marketing and copywriting consultancy.
I hold Bachelor degrees in both Journalism and Arts (Child Psychology) from the University of Queensland (2002) and have completed a handful of creative writing courses and professional development workshops via industry organisations including the Queensland Writers Centre in more recent years.
I live in Brisbane, Australia with my husband and two children (3 and 5 years).
Although I have enjoyed writing stories for children for over a decade, 2017 was the year I turned my full attention to making this my career of choice and started seeking publication. My first picture book will be published in 2018. I am excited to begin sharing the stories and characters that I love to create with children around the world. I currently have a number of additional picture book manuscripts under review by publishers and intend to embark on writing my first chapter book series in 2018.
On this website I share snippets of my creative journey, musings on themes that I am currently researching or crafting stories about, industry news, general inspiration and joy.