I write a lot in a lot of places, and travel a bunch to a bunch of places. This is where to find me!

10 Sep 2019

Readings bestseller list

In the wake of the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, look who snuck onto the Readings Children’s and YA bestseller list at #7!

And who also slid onto the overall Readings Melbourne Writers’ Festival bestseller list at #17!

09 Sep 2019

The Bachelor Australia

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m an endless font of opinions about the Bachelor/ette franchise. I write about this a lot in my academic life, but academic publishing is so slow that it isn’t really the right venue for all my hot takes, so I also write recaps. I’m hardly the first person to write Bachie recaps, but I promise you that mine are the most educational ones out there. 😉

You can always find my recaps over on Book Thingo, but for now, here’s links to all my recaps of Season 7 of The Bachelor Australia.


09 Aug 2019

YA Lit Fest at Whitehorse Manningham Library

New event alert! On September 7, you can catch me at Whitehorse Manningham Library’s YA Lit Fest. It’ll be at Doncaster Library, and I’ll be on the paths to publishing panel with Danielle Binks, Shivaun Plozza, Lucy Hamilton and Scot Gardner. Details here.

03 Aug 2019

Writers Victoria workshop

One for the Victorians! I’m running an all-day workshop for Writers Victoria on 13 October about pacing. We’ll talk about narrative milestones, suspense, emotional investment, and basically all the things you need to know to make sure your narrative doesn’t sag, drag, or lag.

If you want to come along, here’s all the info you need: details here.

03 Aug 2019

Melbourne Writers’ Festival

I’m an author guest at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival this year! In addition to my events in the Schools program, which I wrote about in another post, you can catch me at YA Day on 1 September and at A Day of Romance on 8 September.

On YA Day, I’ll be talking with Nina Kenwood and Michelle Smith about writing messy teenage relationships in It’s Complicated: details here.

On A Day of Romance, I’ll be moderating a panel with CS Pacat, Anne Gracie, and Melanie Milburne, where we’ll be talking about how romance reacts to political and cultural events in Romance as Resistance: details here.

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