Red dirt in my veins Ocean at my feet Wind in my hair Stars in my eyes Stories on my tongue
Who am I?
An Aboriginal woman (Martu) of a certain-age, working as a consultant, freelance writer and author.
What I write
I write web content and opinion pieces to pay the bills, but my interest is in fiction.
My self-published novel, When Rosa Came Home, was short-listed for a South Australian People’s Choice Award in 2015.
The draft manuscript for my next book, Where The Fruit Falls, was short-listed in the 2017 Richell Prize. And this manuscript was accepted into the 2018 Hardcopy program (part 1 & 2), for which I was awarded the inaugural scholarship for First Nations writers.
I’ve completed this manuscript, assisted by Hardcopy and a being selected to participate in Writers SA’s 2018 writer in residence program. And am currently querying literary agents and publishers.
I’m currently working on a couple of manuscripts, which I hope to either find a traditional publisher/s for, or the financial means to self-publish.
One of my current projects is a start up, to publish a book in the lead-up to the Cook 2020 commemorations in Australia. Partly satirical and part fiction, with a sprinkling of historical essays, poetry, illustrations and recipes, the book will be in antithesis of the hype that is bound to occur next year. Have a look at my start up campaign. Backers get the Cook Gets Cooked Commemorative Cookbook – and added perks.
In 2017, I closed my independent bookshop but my online clearance ‘store’ has some great bargains – all below what I paid for them.
Stay awhile, look around, make yourself comfortable.
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Print copies of When Rosa Came Home available direct from my online store
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