Thank you for visiting my website. I’m in the process of refreshing it, so please accept my apologies for some clunkiness while I sort it out.
This is what I do:
My first novel, Tiger Stone, was selected by the International Youth Library for its White Ravens Catalogue in 2015 and was highly recommended in the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Reading Time. A sequel is in the pipeline.
My non-fiction writing has appeared in The Age, Inside Indonesia, Practical Literacy and other publications. I write about culture, with a focus on Asia, the Pacific and intercultural encounters. I also write educational texts, particularly Indonesian language learning materials – keep an eye on my blog if you’re an Indonesian teacher, I’m working on a project that might interest you…
If you would like to book me for a speaking event or workshop, please contact Creative Net Speakers Agency.
I am accredited as an editor by the Institute of Professional Editors Australia and I am Commissioning Editor for Fine Print Journal. Please contact me to find out about copy editing and proof reading services.
I currently teach Indonesian to 5- to 12-year-olds and have previously taught Indonesian and English to children, teens and adults in Australia and Indonesia. I’m registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching and have run a variety of writing workshops including a flash fiction workshop for teens at the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and IndonesiaZine, a travelling zine-writing workshop in Java and Sulawesi.
I’m accredited by NAATI (the National Accreditation Agency for Translators and Interpreters) to translate from Indonesian into English. I translated some short stories for the Makassar International Writers Festival and it was a joy to help Indonesian writers gain a wider audience. Please contact me if you have a translation project you would like to discuss.