Jennifer’s first visit to Varuna was for a professional development residency with the inimitable Peter Bishop in 2008. She returned as a regional writer in residence during the 2009 LongLines week, and has been shortlisted for both the Harper Collins Manuscript Development Program and the Varuna Publisher Fellowships. In 2011 she was the lucky winner of the Tyrone Guthrie Residency. Her first novel, Wasp Season, is an environmental thriller and was launched at the 2008 Melbourne Writer’s Festival. Brumby’s Run, her new rural novel, was released by Penguin in July 2012.