A little about me
I’ve always loved writing. Before the internet existed, I poured my pocket money into special stationery to send letters across the world. Something about letters seemed like time travel – with ink, a stamp and some paper, you could communicate with anyone, regardless of their physical distance. What’s more powerful than that?
After finishing my writing studies at RMIT, I worked at a daily newspaper and women’s magazines in Melbourne and Sydney, until I went fully freelance, writing feature stories, interviews and columns for newspapers, magazines and websites for a number of years. Health, beauty, medicine and psychology were some of my favourite topics, and some of my stories were also picked up for radio interviews and guest spots. I also lectured at my alma-mater, RMIT, on making a career as a freelance journalist.
In twenty years, I’ve been published in hundreds of Australian and US magazines and publications including Vogue, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Overland, Cosmopolitan, Sunday Life, Body + Soul, and many more… One of my career highlights during this time was interviewing Sir Barry Humphries for Sunday Life.
My first book, Love & Other U-Turns was a travel memoir published by Allen and Unwin. On publication it was nominated for the Nita. B Kibble Literary Award and Cosmopolitan’s Fun, Fearless Female Award in the author category.
My second memoir, A Letter From Paris just came out from Scribe and is available across the world.
Working on A Letter From Paris was one of the biggest projects of my life, and it was the realisation of a childhood dream to be published in multiple different countries. Now I’m using all I learned to coach others struggling with the first draft (or topic) of their memoir.
When not reading, writing and teaching memoir, I’m patting stray cats, planning my next trip to Paris, or dancing around the living-room.
I love kindness, miracles, learning and dreams.
I think we’re all here to grow, and a little terror (just a little) means you’re on the right track.
We don’t see things as they are,
we see them as we are... Anais Nin