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I grew up in Western Australia and spent my early childhood on a dairy farm. I began to write short stories in primary school that had clever titles but not-so-clever endings.

After finishing school, I headed off to university and wound up with an English degree, majoring in the obscure field of Language and Culture and minoring in Theatre Arts. I went on to study education and became a speech and drama teacher and part-time storytelling fairy.

I’ve worked as a professional actor and have been seen on TV in the roles of a nurse, a marine biologist, a mother being attacked by a dingo and a train passenger watching a man chasing a chicken. Don’t ask.

I’ve also worked as an in-house writer and editor for an educational publisher. During this time, I had my first children’s books published with Cengage and Macmillan Education. I also became an accredited editor with the Institute of Professional Editors in Australia.

I now work as a freelance writer and editor from my home in beautiful country Victoria, where I live with my family and two attention-seeking Burmese cats named Bingley and Bess.

When I’m not writing, I can be found playing the cello. Not as well as I would like …