I’m an author, a journalist and a mama, and this blog is my personal space where I can indulge my love of writing, photography and illustration, and celebrate the creative talent that I discover all over the world. I also share stories on here about my own life and adventures. Think of this blog as a well-worn scrapbook, bulging with ticket stubs from far-off places, photographs of the lovely and the absurd, letters from strangers, creative inspiration, fables and dreams, Melbourne life, and treasures uncovered.
In 2008 I moved from Sydney, Australia, to New York City to find adventure. When I got there, I also found love.
So now I’m back in Australia, living in Melbourne with a man who makes me laugh every day, our beautiful baby daughter Madeleine, my stepdaughter Emily who visits as often as high school allows, a dog with international stamps on his passport, and the world’s fattest rescue cat.
My debut novella Airmail was published in April 2011; I’m the author of non-fiction books Talk Without Being Interrupted and Seventeen Summers; and my poetry was included in the Australian Poetry Encouragement Award anthology in 2002. Right now I’m working on a novel about wine, and the research is rather enjoyable.
I’m the former Editor of Nett magazine and an international magazine that I’m not allowed to name here but you can ask me about it privately if you’re interested in my portfolio. Once upon a time I worked in radio, and I broadcast to more than 80 stations each day as senior journalist and commodity analyst for Le Gras News. When pressed, I can still do the newsreader voice.
Nowadays I write features for magazines across Australia and the US, and blog regularly for iVillage and English Muse. I’m also a copywriter and communications consultant, which means I spend a lot of time developing strategies and writing and editing online and print copy for various corporate and not-for-profit clients.
Now it’s over to you. Tell me about you, friend.