True North (formerly, Freefalling)

Young Adult Fiction (unpublished)


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)


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.


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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