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The Virgin Blogger

This is my first foray into the world of blogging. Ironic really, as my first novel Destroying Avalon is about cyber bullying, using- you guessed it-blogs!!! But more on that later. Honestly though I think I’ve been suffering from blog-envy. As all good writers know, a large portion of the writing day is spent goggling yourself or reading and commenting on other people’s blogs. I have been envious!! Some writers out there manage to publish several books a year, comment on other blogs and maintain their own (not to mention having a life outside of writing. I think?I’m sure there are some out there!!)
So I don’t know how faithful I’ll be to this blog. I hope to use it to discuss what’s on in the world of writing (particularly locally- that is Perth Western Australia). And of course as a tool of self-promotion. But more on that later.
For now I’m practising navigating this system and hopefully I’ll have more interesting things to say later!


I am an Australian author of YA and Adult fiction. My first novel Destroying Avalon (2006) published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press is about cyber bullying.My second novel In Ecstasy (2008) is about friendship and drugs. My third novel Beautiful Monster (2010)focuses on body image . Crashing Down (2014) was my fourth novel and is about teen pregnancy. Saving Jazz (2016), is a novel that looks the world of social media and what happens when your mistakes go viral. In 2019 I released a non-fiction book The (mostly) English Teachers' Survival Guide To Marking which outlines a coded marking and feed-forward system, designed to save teachers about 50% of their marking time. My first adult book Double Lives is being released in 2022. I live in Western Australia, with my husband, two daughters, a cat and two Maltese Shih Tzus.

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