YA fiction love story

Introducing my first YA book – Ophelia Adrift – out now Ophelia’s first love might be her last. In her wildest dreams, Ophelia Montague never imagined she would leave the city, her friends, her school […]

Autumn Manor

“If you’ve ever been truly in love, you’ll identify with Lexie and James.” Judy Alter, Story Circle Book Reviews. “Wonderful and beautifully written … easy to read but with a lot of heart and emotion.” […]

The agony of love

If he doesn’t feel the same, I am going to be in a world of pain. I want her so much that I haven’t had a sensible thought in days … for the space she […]

When place is a character

Well over a decade ago (before I wrote my first book) I had the good fortune of going to a Brisbane Writers’ Festival discussion on the importance of place—how the location, the landscape, the geography, […]

The ghosts of our childhood

It probably wasn’t haunted, but when I was a kid growing up in Toowoomba, Australia, there was a huge, derelict house in our neighbourhood called Smithfield. It would have once been grand, and still sat […]

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