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I am a teacher, writer and producer based in Sydney. My written work has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Life, Meanjin and Overland. I have also produced stories for FBi’ Radio’s “All the Best” program, and have worked with local councils and community groups to produce local stories, capturing ‘ordinary people and their extraordinary lives’ using digital media.

I am a member of the western Sydney women writer’s collective, Finishing School, and in 2017 I was the recipient of the WestWords Emerging Writer’s Fellowship. In 2019 I received a Copyright Agency Cultural Fund IGNITE grant, and secured a residency at Bundanoon Trust via Accessible Arts, to assist the development of my first novel.

My novel is set in Sydney’s Western suburbs in the 1990s and focuses on a multigenerational working class family struggling with their fractious relationships and a contentious will. 

I currently juggle my writing with parenting and my work as a Special Education teacher. I live in my own multi generational household with my partner, young son, my mother and our dog, Dusty.