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Career Highlights

Children's Author

#PBParty finalist 2022 – a competition for picture book writers where the finalist’s pitches went into a showcase for agents and editors to peruse. 

Pitch It Competition 2021 – Honourable Mention Junior Fiction, Fourth Place Picture Book

 

Judge for Children’s and Young Adult writer’s conference, Brisbane, Australia 2015-2020

 

Writer-in-residence Ardoch educational charity 2018-2019

 

Began studying Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT, 2017

 

Five published books for children plus numerous articles in children's magazines.

 

Picture book Happy Pants recommended title in the Australian Family Therapists awards, 2015

I am a professional member of the following organistions:

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Freelance Journalist

I've written and continue to write for a plethora of publications including The Age, The Big Issue, the CSIRO's Double Helix magazine, the Australian Education Union News and Victorian Writer magazine.

 

I also work as a content writer and am available for hire. (Contact me here)

 

I review books for the Children's Book Council of Australia's Reading Time website. 
 

Winner of the Law Institute Journal’s annual editorial prize.

Bookseller

Dymocks Books

2020 - present

Casual bookseller specialising in children's books

Bookgrove, Ocean Grove

2017 - 2020

Casual bookseller specialising in children's books

Journalism roles 
 

Leader Newspapers


Australian Associate Press (AAP) 

Runner-up Journalist of the Year, 2007

Winner of the Eliminating Violence Against (EVAs) women national media award.

Winner of the EVA Best Current Affairs report.

Winner of the Jim MacDougal award which enabled me to go to China to research and write a piece on the use of Australian cane toads in Chinese medicine.