I live in the beautiful northern rivers area of NSW on fifteen acres beside a national park. In 2008 my manuscript ‘Temporary Spaces’ was shortlisted for the Northern Rivers Writers Centre mentorship,and long listed for the Queensland Writers Centre/Hachette Publishers Manuscript Development Program. In 2014 my second manuscript ‘Clay Wife’ was awarded a Litlink two week residency with Varuna, and the NRWC Mentorship residency. In 2015 my story ‘Colours on Canvas’ was short listed in the Allan Marshall Short Story Awards and was shortlisted for the Legend Press Luke Bitmead Bursary. I have had short stories and poems published in anthologies and have unpublished children’s fiction stories and nonfiction manuscripts on counselling, children’s therapeutic fiction stories and anger management.