Publications & appearances


debut novel THE SECRET SON published 2015 by Allen & Unwin



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

9 | Amanda Curtin hosted me at looking up, looking down to talk about my book | 2, 2 and 2

10 | Author appearance at Word Farm | talking about my work, writing space & inspiration

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

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

13 | Ubud Writers & Readers Festival. Launched my novel. October 2015

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

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

16 | 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. July 2017

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

18 | MC’d Bad Diaries at Abbotsford Convent (#TRIPS), read & MC’d at Bad Diaries in Perth (#REGRETS).