Red dirt in my veins Ocean at my feet Wind in my hair Stars in my eyes Stories on my tongue
Who I am
Martu – middle-aged – beach dweller – determined
What I do
Author and freelance writer.
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.
My first children’s book will be published by Hachette, and available early 2020. It is non fiction, vividly illustrated and aimed at 6 to 10 year olds. Title and more details to be announced soon. There will be copies available for purchase in all good bookshops and via this website.
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.
Stay awhile, look around, make yourself comfortable.
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Print copies of When Rosa Came Home are generally available via this site but I am currently waiting on stock.