I grew up near Boston, studied at New York University and Oxford, and after 18 years in Sydney, now live in Brisbane with my husband and our 5 sons. A recipient of Australia Council grants in both poetry and fiction, I also write about feminism, disability, and parenting. In my spare time, I edit WordMothers, supporting women’s work in the literary arts.
I am currently pursuing publication for my poetry collection, Girls on Land, which explores the myriad ways women feature in mythology, religion, and contemporary society. A large percentage of the poems in this collection have been published in literary journals and / or received awards.
Additionally, I am seeking representation for The Accident, a coming-of-age 56K-word YA novel about a teen girl navigating adolescence in the wake of her father’s brain injury, loosely based on personal experience. Excerpts from this novel have also been published and won prizes.
I have a professional background in e-learning and instructional design, and enjoy conducting poetry presentations and workshops in schools.