I am an author of historical fiction and non-fiction. I write for people who love history, fiction and their literary meld. If you like books that stir your soul, make you smile and evoke the past in vivid prose, so do I. That’s what I write.
I write from Melbourne, Australia. But the power of writing and reading is that it can take you anywhere. History is a rich, strange place, and I keep going back to it.
I have written ten published books for children, some award-winning and shortlisted. You can find out more about them on my site for kids here.
Recently I have been writing historical fiction for adults as well. I’ve lifted the content, style and vocabulary constraints and I’m currently working on a full-length novel. I want to give adult readers a similar experience to kids: that sense of transcending your surroundings, and being swept up into something stirring, satisfying and meaningful.
I think I’m somewhere halfway along the spectrum of literary to commercial writing. But you be the judge. I like beautiful expression, but I enjoy a good plot twist too. I believe in worlds beyond our own, and it’s my joy to take us both there, by the miracle of words and story.
If you want to be a writer…
Looking for help or advice? I have put together a short pdf with some of the ideas, methods and resources that work for me.