About Me

I was born and educated in Australia and am originally from Queensland. During the writing of Our Father Who Art in the Tree I drew heavily on the power of the Australia landscape to infuse the story with place. I guess the point I was trying to make was that even in the blandest Australian suburb the power of the landscape is inescapable.

When I originally set out to tell the story at the heart of Our Father Who Art in the Tree I envisioned it as a film, but I didn’t expect to have to write it as a book before it became a movie. Once I decided to turn the screenplay into a novel the story took shape very quickly. Writing in the grey English winter made it easier to conjure the subtropics of Queensland.

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I have also worked in performing arts in Australia and the UK, working for many seasons as an acrobat with Circus Oz, touring Australia and the world before relocating to the United Kingdom and becoming a stand-up comedienne on the UK circuit. Here I also worked as an actor, a television presenter, and a scriptwriter. I now live in the UK with my husband and two children.

At the moment I am working on a few writing projects and an exhibition of large drawings I want to show in 2012.

Read some recent interviews with me:
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