About the Author

Indie author, Blatantly inept skier, Breaker of irons

I am an indie writer from the sunset coast of Western Australia. Having held senior roles in branding, advertising and content, I decided the time had come to dust off the trusty notebooks where I first began penning novels and to actively pursue my lifelong passion for writing.

This website has taken on many forms over the years. What started out as offbeat observations on the rapidly transforming digital landscape during the early days of social media, unexpectedly morphed into parody updates of The Bachelor. Natural progression, some may say! Originally crafted just for laughs to accompany our office sweepstake, my Bachelor blogs developed a life of their own, being shared near and far before even popping up on The Project. I keep a copy of them on here for posterity. Count Rugen would be proud.

In typical West Aussie tradition, I once embarked on a working holiday to the UK, where I learnt that many historic monuments have treacherously narrow staircases, whilst somehow managing to avoid sharing a house with 15 other people. I’ve also been fortunate to spend a season amongst the flakes of Canada (the flurry kind), and to pay homage to Allen Key’s flat packs whilst residing in stunning Sweden. Hej! Yet knee-deep snow simply cannot compare to the spectacular beach sunsets, quokkas and endless blue skies of hometown Perth. Even if all the restaurant kitchens do ‘close at 9’ #soperth

When not pondering my next storyline, or the countless possible ways GoT coulda/shoulda/woulda ended, I am an ardent U2 fan, ‘hard core’ Pilates enthusiast, blatantly inept skier, and the only person I know who can make any garment more creased by attempting to iron it. Even a handheld steamer crumbled before the might of this superpower.

I have been known to apply a Star Wars quote to every given situation, prefer DC over Marvel any day, and sincerely hope the Fremantle Dockers win a premiership. Just one would be nice. Someday. Freo Heave-ho!

I believe the best story recipes combine sprinklings of mystery, spoonfuls of laughter, dashes of swordplay, quivers of arrows, the odd suit of Armani and generous dashes of swoony romance.

Beneath the Sleepless Stars is my first published novel.

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Feeling social? You can find me randomly musing in 280 characters or less (mostly about trashy reality TV) on Twitter; sharing updates on Facebook; or hanging with the cool #bookstagram kids over on Instagram (where I essentially attempt to conjure up effortlessly styled backdrops for my latest reads using cloth napkins, chairs and hope).