News & links




Little Gods
published March 2018

The Secret Son
published 2015 by Allen & Unwin



Dead Man’s Cake
The Big Issue Fiction Edition (2013) Short story

The Sweet Spot
The Sleepers Almanac No. 9 edited by Louise Swinn & Zoe Dattner (2014) Poem

The Primordial Place: Me and Jardo at the Lake [on Lake Eyre, nostalgia and unrequited love]
Kill Your Darlings, January (2014) Creative non-fiction

Allah’s Sheep
Visible Ink RMIT Student Anthology (2000) Short story



The Book That Really Made Me Scared (American Psycho)
Short piece for The Book That series on The Writers Bloc

Love in the Time of Cholera
Guest spot on Annabel Smith’s blog for her Friday Faves series

Writing The Secret Son
Author Q&A on Melissa Sargent’s Love That Book

5 Books of Influence
Culture Street
invited me to write about my literary influences

2, 2 and 2
Amanda Curtin hosted me at looking up, looking down to talk about The Secret Son

Talking about my work, writing space & inspiration
Author appearance at Word Farm

Meet an Aussie Author, at Lisa Hill’s ANZLitLovers
Blog appearance

Saltwater Women with Sarah Drummond and Dylan Coleman and Twists of Fate with Liam Pieper and Armando Lucas Correa
Perth Writers Festival. Chaired two panels, FEB 2017

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
Launched THE SECRET SON. OCT 2015

The Age of Experience, talking about debuting as an older writer
Williamstown Literary Festival. Speaker on panel.
Also ran a workshop on editing. JUNE 2017

Buck Mulligan’s whisky bar in Northcote as a Writer Under the Influence
Appeared at Buck Mulligan’s to read from inspiring works alongside some of my own writing. JUNE 2017

JUL 2017 The inaugural “Bad Diaries Salon”, a series where 5 writers read for 10 minutes from their early works – terrible poetry, bad diaries, awful first novel attempts. This one was held at Willows & Wine in West Melbourne and the theme was #MISTAKES.

Commissioned by the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre to write a response to the Elena Ferrante ‘outing’. OCT 2016

SEPT 2017 MC’d Bad Diaries at Abbotsford Convent (#TRIPS)
SEPT 2017 read & MC’d at Bad Diaries in Perth (#REGRETS)
DEC 2017 MC’d at Bad Diaries, Melbourne (#TRIPS)