About

I am a children’s author, marketing and copywriting consultant. My work has been published across a range of traditional and multi-media platforms over the past 18 years.

With a strong professional background in international content development and marketing, degrees in Journalism and Child Psychology and special interests in early education, literacy and nature play, I have found the perfect alignment of my patchwork collection of talents and passions in writing quality literature for children in recent years. I’m hooked for life now.

My first picture book, Jacaranda Magic (illustrated by Megan Forward, published by Ford Street Publishing) was released in September 2018 and sold out of it’s first hardcover print run within 6 weeks. Jacaranda Magic also won the title of ‘Best-Selling Children’s Book of the Year’ at Little Gnome Book Shop for 2018.

My next two picture books are scheduled for release in the second half of 2019 and I have several other works in progress, including two graphic novels and a junior fiction series.

I love to write stories that delight children, spark curiosity and open relatable conversations: stories that engage the minds and echo in the hearts of little listeners and grown up readers alike.

I believe quality 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.

I love working with words across all mediums and when I am not writing stories for children or running in-school workshops, I help businesses tell their stories more effectively. I am the Director of  marketing and copywriting consultancy  Morningstar Consultancy.

I have enjoyed developing products and writing bespoke content for large multinational companies, working in content and business development partnerships with big international brands as well as providing copywriting and marketing services for small to medium Australian businesses.

I am a lifelong learner, constantly striving to improve my craft by participating in professional development workshops via industry organisations including Share Your Story, SCBWI and the Queensland Writers Centre.

When I’m not in front of the computer, you’ll find me by the water, hanging out with my husband and two young children (4 and 6 years old).

A wild optimist at heart, I am determinedly committed to creating a sustainable, fulfilling and life-long career as a children’s author…despite being told, multiple times, that this is a virtual impossibility.

Watch this space.

 

 

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