I write poetry, middle-grade fiction, short stories and historical fiction.
I write not-so-cozy crime.
I have a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in English Literature and History),
a Graduate Diploma in Applied Computing, a Masters in Accounting, and I'm a graduate of the UQ WEP program with a
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Writing, Editing and Publishing).
I play a ferocious game of scrabble and I'm an indifferent ironer, but I can restring a pull-start lawnmower and I once built a brick wall that was only slightly out of whack.
I've had a few stories & poems published over the years, including:
The Garden Fork Murder, winner of the 2020 Scarlet Stiletto Malice Domestic category award, published by Clandestine Press 2020
The Pig of Lead, a short story in my amateur detective series, published by Jellyfish Press, 2021
The Meddlesome Matron, an amateur detective novelette published by Camden Park Press (USA) in 2020
Hell's Gate, an historical short story set in Tasmania, which came runner-up in the Tasmanian Writers Prize some years ago (2018?) and was published by Forty South Publishing
The Lesson in the Lens, a spooky mystery set in an abandoned lighthouse, published by Stringybark Publishing in 2017
The Players, a poem which won (in the dim mists of time) a Queensland poetry competition judged by Bruce Dawe and published (I think) by the DDIAE (now University of Southern Queensland)