Queensland Poetry Festival

The Queensland Poetry Festival is on again this weekend and as always, there’s a fabulous lineup. I’ll be reading from my verse novel Gap on Sunday 31 August at 11am at the Shopfront Space. You can find all the details here.The festival is a great opportunity to see local and international poets and performers do their …

Gap Release and Launch Details

Today marks the release of my debut novel Gap. From today onward you’ll be able to purchase a copy of Gap from all good bookstores. If your local bookstore doesn’t have it in stock be sure to ask them to order some copies. You can also purchase Gap online from several outlets including Avid Reader and Readings bookshops. I will be …

Blog-Hopping via Bri Lee

Bri Lee is a final year law student, emerging writer and fashion freak – she blogs regularly here about these three things, sometimes separately – sometimes together – always beautifully compiled. Bri and I have been following each other’s blogs for a little while now and Bri recently got in contact and asked if I’d like to participate …

Riverbend Poetry Series 2014 QPF Program Launch

Next Tuesday night I have been invited to read at the 2014 Queensland Poetry Festival program launch which will be held in conjunction with the final Riverbend Poetry Series event for the year. The lineup includes: Murri poet and long-time activist Lionel Fogarty, the enigmatic stories of The Bell Divers, winner of the 2013 Queensland Literary Award …

Gap Release Date and Post EWF Wrap Up

Last week I arrived back home in Brisbane from The Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. It was my first writers festival as a panelist and I couldn’t have asked for a better first experience. The festival has a wonderful supportive, friendly vibe that is not at all intimidating, and I met many lovely creative and interesting …

The Emerging Writers’ Festival

The Emerging Writers’ Festival is on again this year in Melbourne from May 27 – June 6. This will be my first writers festival experience from the other side of the stage which is both terrifying and exciting. I’ve been invited to participate in two panels: Poetry + which is part of The National Writers’ Conference …

Interview in February 2014 WQ Magazine

If you are a member of Queensland Writers Centre, this month you can find an interview with me by fellow author Kathy George. In the interview I talk about winning the 2013 Queensland Literary Award for Best Emerging Author for my verse novel Gap. I also talk about the early beginnings of the manuscript, the inspiration behind …