I am an award-winning writer, with publications in literary fiction, speculative fiction, and children’s writing. My book-length publications include the children’s book Winter’s Tale (which comes out in about a month with Twelfth Planet Press), Dying in the First Person, Rupetta, The True Green of Hope, and The Bone Flute.
My works have won and been shortlisted for both national and international awards, including the Queensland Literary Award (then the QLD Premier’s Literary Award), the James Tiptree Jr Award, the Commonwealth Writers Prize, and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards (CBCA). I coordinate, and teach into, the creative writing program (both undergraduate and postgraduate) at the University of Southern Queensland, and have published numerous research articles and books on writing by women and queer writers, and in the field of creative writing.
I also have extensive experience delivering lectures and workshops in a range of settings. For example, recently I presented the keynote address at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts (in Florida) to a standing ovation, and delivered a workshop collaboratively with Karen Joy Fowler at the Springfield Writers Retreat.