I was born in Brisbane, Australia, and now live in Sydney. Apart from writing and reading, I love walking, travelling and playing piano (badly!).

I read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of writing as an adult. Reading to my own kids reminded me of how much I loved getting lost in fictional worlds, and once I started writing, I couldn’t stop! My reading tastes are eclectic, ranging from classic authors such as Jane Austen, to the works of writers such as Melina Marchetta and Margaret Mahy. I like non-fiction and biographies, too, and love movies almost as much as books. Dreamlike films – such as those by Hayao Miyazaki – hugely appeal to me. I have two degrees, one in business and one in psychology, and am fascinated with people’s motivations and personalities. Spending time in nature is very important to me and the ocean features heavily in my stories.

I am a member of the Australian Society of Authors and a Books in Homes Role Model.

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