Ordinary Human Love – out now

She has arrived. My first novel, Ordinary Human Love, was released 1 May 2024, published by the wonderful Ultimo Press. Thank you to Ultimo Press for making this happen. I am so happy this book is in the world. You can purchase from any good bookstore or online (and it’s Book of the Month at

Ordinary Human Love

Hello, I thought you might like to know my first novel, Ordinary Human Love, is to be published with Ultimo Press in May 2024. Ultimo Press is such a highly respected publisher and I am thrilled to become one of their authors. I am so grateful to my publisher, Alex Craig, and to the team

Give Me A Love Song

Hello, I thought you might like to know about some recent news and publications. My short story Give Me A Love Song was published by The Penn Review. This is a dream journal of mine. The Penn Review is the oldest continuously published literary magazine based at the University of Pennsylvania. The story was also chosen

The Best Small Fictions 2018

My flash “It falls”, originally published by Jellyfish Review, will be published in The Best Small Fictions 2018 (Braddock Avenue Books). It was chosen by US writer and guest editor, Aimee Bender. I am so honoured. There were about 1,000 nominations from around the world, from which 101 finalists were selected, and Aimee Bender selected 53 winning stories.

Can’t help falling in love

Hello, I thought you might like to know about a recording of my work. Mr. Bear, a champion of writers, has a weekly radio show broadcast on Boston Free Radio called Mr. Bear’s Violet Hour Saloon. This week, she dedicated her show to my work. She read some of my published flash fiction and also chose the music

All of us are in pieces

Hello, I thought I would let you know about a couple of recent publications. A flash fiction of mine was published last week in one of my dream journals, SmokeLong Quarterly. My story “All of us are in pieces” was chosen by their guest reader, Mel Bosworth, and you can read it here. I have long

Bath Flash Fiction Award

Hello, I thought you might be interested to know that my flash fiction “Acute intoxication” was commended in the Bath Flash Fiction Award. There were 869 entries from 28 different countries. I am thrilled to have this story recognised in a competition that attracts such a strong field of writers. The judge was Meg Pokrass, a

To carry her home

Hello. I thought you might be interested in a new anthology, entitled “To carry her home”. My story “Where it is minus forty-four degrees Celsius” is included in this first anthology of the Bath Flash Fiction Award. The limit was 300 words which makes for vivid worlds created in a tiny word count. Mine is

A few new stories

  Hello. I thought you might be interested in a few new stories that I have had published in the last week: On a planet other than ours Litro Magazine, January 2017 Her little name, a seed The Fiction Pool, January 2017 Black against the blue Brilliant Flash Fiction, January 2017 The links have also been posted

Finding the perfect author photos

Welcome to my new website and blog. You might like to know about the photography included on this website. I wanted to have photos that evoke my writing in terms of tone and feel. I was struck by the work of Ona Janzen, who is an Australian photographic artist based in Blackheath, NSW. She took