Author Bio

Littlescribe Author

As an author with the Littlescribe literacy program I've  provided story starters, writing tips and videos that students can use to complete the stories as co-authors. 

www.littlescribe.com


Mentor

I mentor a gifted and talented student writing group.


Publications

  • The School Magazine - two stories published in October 2018, poem published in April 2019 and publishing rights for other pieces purchased.
  • Extract of short story included in The School Magazine youtube account.
  • Upcoming Bloomsbury UK anthology to include poem. 
  • Zinewest 2019 - short story included in anthology.
  • Zinewest 2018 – short story included in anthology.
  • One Surviving Story anthology by ICOE Press to include short story.
  • Estelle Pinney anthology to include short story.
  • FourW thirty anthology 2019 includes short story.
  • Publication rights to a children's story purchased by US magazine (upcoming)
  • Black Hare Press anthology Love - short story to be included
  • Black Hare Press anthology Hate - short story to be included
  • Christmas Tales 4 by Storm Cloud Publishing - short story included
  • Open House 3 by Storm Cloud Publishing - short story included in online anthology.
  • Open House 2 by Storm Cloud Publishing– short story included in online anthology.
  • Short Tales 4, 2018 by Storm Cloud Publishing– short story included in online children’s anthology.
  • Short Tales 5, 2019 by Storm Cloud Publishing - short study included in online children's anthology.
  • Short and Twisted 2017 - short story selected for inclusion in anthology. 
  • Zinewest 2017 – short story selected for inclusion in anthology. 
  • Poem included in Poetica Christi Wonderment anthology 2017.


Competitions/Awards

  • fourW thirty 2019 - short story shortlisted
  • Estelle Pinney short story competition 2019 - commended award.
  • Buzz Words Short Story competition 2019 - shortlist.
  • WOW Creative Non-fiction essay 2019 - final round of judging.
  • EJ Brady Competition 2019 - short story in shortlist.
  • Jackie's Spring - poetry for children competition - honourable mention.
  • Positive Words Magazine short story competition 2018 - shortlist.
  • Buzz Words Short Story competition 2018 - shortlist.
  • WOW Flash Fiction 2018 - Honourable Mention.
  • Short (21 word) story competition run by Australian Writers’ Centre – one of five winners and another entry in list of finalists.
  • 2018 CYA aspiring picture book competition - 10th place. 
  • Atlantis International Short Story Competition 2018 – top 40 award.
  • EJ Brady Competition 2018 – short story in longlist.
  • Greenleaf Bud Picture Book Writing Competition 2017– highly commended award.
  • Blacktown Mayoral Creative Writing Prize 2016 – highly commended award.

      

 Extracts can be read in the Published Pieces section. 

The magazines and anthologies in which my pieces have been published.
The magazines and anthologies in which my pieces have been published.

Background

I have always loved writing fiction. I wrote my first novel when I was ten years old - handwritten in an exercise book ! My other forays included winning a writing competition, developing a short-lived newsletter in primary school and serving as news editor for the high school magazine where I also had some work published. Like many of us, I still have copies of stories and poems I created from my school days (including that old exercise book). My children are quite amused by the flamboyant butterfly and slouch hat shaped poetry projects I created in a world of pen and paper! 


A few years ago I decided to pursue my old ambition to write children's fiction. I attended a wonderful workshop by children’s author Aleesah Darlison where I learnt how to approach the publishing industry, how to structure a picture book and why it's important to build an author bio. I followed that advice and started entering competitions - short stories and poetry for both adults and children. Fortunately I have had some  successes, enough to furnish an author bio. Armed with this, I am now turning my focus to junior fiction and picture book manuscripts with the goal of publication.




Please see my Author Bio, Published Pieces and Current Projects sections.  If you are a publisher interested in any of these projects I’d be thrilled to hear from you!

From a world of pen and paper!
From a world of pen and paper!