I grew up in Greensborough, a suburb in Melbourne’s north east.
After completing my studies in Professional Writing at Deakin University, I moved to West Footscray for work, and started writing non-fiction. Now I live between Melbourne and Canberra.
My stories have been published in The Age, The Guardian, Eureka Street, ABC The Drum, Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin and other publications. I mostly write essays, feature articles, profiles and short reflective pieces, and am working on my first non-fiction book.
I ride my bicycle to most places, and love early morning exercise – especially shooting hoops on the basketball court.
Some books that have influenced my writing:
I’ve worked in university research, at the Cancer Council of Victoria, as a Science Writer for the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, and am the Information Resources Development Manager at Motor Neurone Disease Australia. I also balance my freelance writing with my work as an Adjunct Research Fellow for Swinburne University.
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