Is it okay to read your own book?

Reading in the garden2 copyReading in the garden

Thanks to my talented niece, Beth of

Miss Hulley Photography

for taking these fun pics!


Saw that Raising Hope has already received

2 x 5 Star Reviews

on Amazon, so must be good!!

(Am I allowed to say that?)

One perfect place to visit in the school holidays...

Wang Chronicle


Stoked to see the Wangaratta Chronicle include this short piece about my novel - Raising Hope - last week.




I was born and raised in Wangaratta - it's my hometown and one perfect place to visit in the school holidays, or anytime you need a break away. Wangaratta is the quintessential rural city - set in the undulating landscape of northeastern Victoria, its central to snowfields and wineries; it's home to the Wangaratta Jazz Festival; it's a beautiful city with wide, tree-lined streets and a fantastic climate bearing a sunny dispostion even in the depths of winter. Great place to grow up, with all the advantages that come with city living, but without being too big. It gave me a wonderful childhood, life-long friends and precious memories.

I live, teach and write in Melbourne these days, but keep coming back. Proud to be able to say that Wangaratta is my hometown.