I write stuff for kids...and muse on writing, children's books, and the publishing industry in general

About Me

I used to write “nice” fiction until I realized my characters kept suffering from nasty author-induced tragedies. Now I’m happy writing YA Horror,  Dark Fantasy, and Psychological Thrillers and chortling when I come up with a particularly juicy scene. I spend my day imagining evil plot twists and psychotic characters, and thinking up ways to make you squirm. But don’t worry, I’m really a nice person!

I’m a lawyer-turned-writer and an Aussie to boot! I have a wicked sense of humor, a very loud wolf-whistle, and a fascination for all things Young Adult. I kill cacti (accidentally), I collect dragons, I adore emoticons and exclamation marks (but never in my manuscripts), and I used to have a dead fern called Prudence. Why? Cause everybody needs at least one dead fern in their lives.

I tweet occasionally, I blog religiously, and I organize Campaigns so writers can connect and network together. I love meeting new people around the blogosphere, so make sure you say hi, and come with me on this fascinating journey toward publication. Suitcases optional, but don't forget your computer!

Check out my About Me page

I've been interviewed:

By Laura Barnes at Laura B. Writer (October 1, 2011) (on platform-building)
By Cally Jackson at Cally Jackson Writes (July 14, 2011)
By Deana Barnhart, on platform-building (Part 1 and Part 2)
By Tessa Quin at The Quest For A Literary Agent
By Michelle Merril at Perfecting the Craft
By Marieke at Marieke's Musings

I've organized / been a part of organizing:

Publication of the Third Campaign Challenge Stories ebook to benefit "Help Harry Help Others" (November 2011)

Third Writers' Platform-Building Campaign (August to October 2011)

Write Hope 2011 (as a registered fundraiser for Save the Children Japan Disaster emergency relief fund)

Second Writers' Platform-Building Crusade (February to April 2010)

First Writers' Platform-Building Crusade (September to November 2010)

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