Here’s the elevator pitch: Australian twenty-something Simone has just arrived back at her boyfriend Paul’s central London apartment with their newborn son. She’s determined to be a good mother, even though motherhood was not part of her plan for a London working holiday and Paul’s apartment, high in a Barbican Estate tower block, makes her feel cut off from the world. Then Paul’s cousin Rachel comes stay, and Simone finds herself increasingly unnerved by Rachel’s presence as she begins to wonder what secrets the cousins share.
It has been a lifelong dream to be a published author, and I studied creative writing for many years, and eventually completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University in the UK.
The Night Village, which is my second full-length manuscript, was shortlisted for The Hungerford Award in 2018.
Originally I’m from Perth, Western Australia, but in 2018 I moved with my husband and two sons to Berlin, Germany, my husband’s hometown.
My short stories, poems, and feature articles have been published in The Margaret River Press short story anthology, Pigface and Other Stories, Westerly, Cordite, The Guardian, The Big Issue, The Australian, Green and other places. I write for newspapers and magazines, mostly about houses, architecture, gardening and travel.
Along with writing fiction, I am also a copywriter, ghostwriter and editor, and have done my time as a sub editor on magazines including Gardens Illustrated, BBC Good Food and Psychologies – please get in touch if you need something written, beta-read, proof-read or edited.