Links + NEWS

My third novel called HURDY GURDY is contracted to be published mid 2024 which is pretty damn exciting. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s shorter than my other novels, and very different to them as well. Probably the punchiest description would be: feminist revenge fantasy, let’s leave it at that. It will polarise, and I expect people will like it or hate it.  I don’t think it will leave people with a ‘meh’ feeling (but maybe!). One of the biggest things for me is getting the next thing published and then the one after that. So each contract is a massive achievement, especially in this publishing climate. Onwards!

Other news is Bad Diaries Salon news, but I can’t announce any of that yet. So you’ll have to stay tuned for that.

Finally, next year will see the release of Season 2 of My Mum’s Bad Diaries which I’m really excited about. If you’d like to catch up to where we are, you should start here.


Little Gods shortlisted in the 2019 Stella Prize, The Guardian

Williamstown Literary Festival appearance

The Bad Diaries of writers Jenny Ackland and William McInnes, radio interview

How to become a writer, blog appearance

Why one of Australia’s best novelists believes creative talent, like wine, improves over time, Women’s Agenda article

Triple R radio interview about Little Gods

The Book Show on ABC talking about Little Gods

BBC Radio 4 Open Book list

Meet an Aussie Author, blog appearance

Jenny Ackland on writing Little Gods, Writers Vic interview

Writers Under the Influence event @ Buck Mulligan’s Whiskey Bar


Reviews + radio for The Secret Son