Fragments: Journeys from Isolation to Connection

Ages 13+ I Big Ideas Press I ISBN 9780645099805 I Pbk I 126pp I YA (Play, Drama)

Release date: 1 October 2021

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Raw, unsettling, ironic, funny, heartbreaking, authentic – Fragments is all of this and more.

(Elizabeth Toohey, Canberra)

Fragments gives audiences a multi sensory, embodied experience of what it’s like to be a teenager in distress (…) and opens up the vital possibility of connection.

(Erin Stewart, Artshub)

The book will be launched in October 2021 (Mental Health Month).

Check back here soon for launch details.

The adaptation of the work for the digital space, supported by The ACT Government through artsACT, will be released later in 2021.


True North (formerly, Freefalling)

Young Adult Fiction (unpublished)

Synopsis

A downward spiral of extreme weight loss, self-loathing and broken friendships thrusts a young girl into a battle for survival against her biggest enemy: herself.

Winner, CBCA Aspiring Writers Mentorship Program (2017)
Winner, Charlotte Waring Barton Award (2017)
Runner Up, NSW Writers Centre Varuna Award (2016)
Shortlisted, Publisher Introduction Program, Varuna (2015)

A powerful story about love and loss, friendship and fitting in, and finding your place in the world.

Comments from beta readers:

This is the book I wish I read in high school. (Chelsea, age 42)

This story changed my life. (Shanelle, age 13)

I stepped into the world of my daughter and everything started to make sense. (Peter, mid-50s)

Humorous, heart-breaking and hopeful. In a word: unforgettable. (Fiona, 40s)

I want more True North! Please make it a series! (Alicia, age 14)


The Trouble in Tune Town

Musical Reading with Author

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Teachers Notes | Press Kit

Children’s Picture Book, Little Steps Publishing (2017)

Synopsis

Meg is Tune Town’s best music performer, but she’s having trouble rehearsing. So much trouble, in fact, that the notes have run right off the music sheet! Can Meg find the notes in time for her big concert? Or are they closer to home than she thought? A colourful book for music–loving–and–learning kids of all ages.

Awards

Winner, ACT Writing and Publishing Award (Children’s category, 2018)

Winner, Best Children’s Illustrated E-Book (2018), Independent Book Publishers Awards, USA

Finalist, Children’s Picture Book Hardcover Fiction, International Book Awards (2018), USA

Finalist, Children’s Picture Book, Hardcover Fiction, Best Book Awards, American Bookfest (2018), USA

Selected to feature on Kindling Radio (January 2018)


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