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See ya, 2022!

It’s been a big year! It started with signing the contract with Echo Publishing for Double Lives on the 10th of February (thanks to my agent Fiona) which also happened to be my mum’s birthday- and the first birthday we had without her. The book was set to be released in September, now I’m pretty sure, by anyone’s standards, that’s a pretty quick turnaround. As it was, Double Lives hit the shelves on the 5th October this year- all because of the amazing efforts of the team at Echo- big shout out to Juliet and Diana and my major editors, Rochelle and Erin.

Then it was DMCPR’s turn, the mighty PR company- headed up by Deb and also a massive thanks to Anna for all of her efforts. We have had podcasts, interviews, a book launch, book signings and a few trips across the country. It has been exhausting and satisfying and makes me reflect with gratitude!

Nick and I have recently returned from Queenwood School for Girls in Sydney, where I was the writer-in-residence for three days and what an amazing time that was. Shout out to Gabrielle, Karen and Cassandra for their amazing hospitality and immediately buying Double Lives to include in the Year 11 girls’ contemporary studies class!

We are weeks out from Christmas- unbelievable, I know, and Nick and I have decided to round out the year and our wedding anniversary with a cheeky little trip to Bali. Oh, how we’ve missed you Bali- super excited to get back there and write! I will be working on my manuscript for my PhD and also another little crime novel that my agent is very interested in.

So, from this side of Christmas I hope you all have a wonderful and relaxing time and see you on the flip side- when we welcome in 2023 and a return to life as we (once, kinda, maybe) knew it!

What big events have taken place in your life this year?

Double Lives rubbing shoulders with Wilbur Smith and Lisa Barr at Perth airport on the way to Sydney.
The ‘Kate McCaffrey’ display at Queenwood Girls’ School!
Me and Nick at Bathers’ Pavillion.
Double Lives- back in Perth, at the airport!

Author:

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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