Hi, and welcome
I'm a children's author based in Queensland. I'm also the author of the junior fiction book, Maxidents Happen, published in 2016.
There's so much I love about writing for children—everything from deciding on a plot to developing it into a finished manuscript.
I particularly enjoy writing fast-paced, humorous stories with lots of unpredictability and suspense.
Junior Fiction - Maxidents Happen
When Max accidentally leaves the bath running upstairs, nothing could prepare him for the chaos that follows. To make matters worse, the family have all left the house for the day to attend various sporting activities.
It's not until a half-time break at Max's footy game that he suddenly realises the bath is still running at home. With his parents at his sister's netball grand-final, Max has no choice but to take some random kid's bike from the footy ground so he can ride home and hopefully start bucketing out the water before his parents get there first. However, unfortunately for Max, things don't always go according to plan.
Junior Fiction - Captain Chaos
"Have you ever messed up so badly your parents have grounded you for an entire year? Well, maybe not a year, exactly. It just feels that long. One time I was grounded for six whole weeks for riding my bike into my mum's brand-new car. Six weeks! Talk about unfair. It was an accident. It's not as if I meant to put a massive dent in the car door and smash the side mirror on purpose. That's the last thing I'd want to do. I even tried doing extra chores around the house, like polishing all the door handles and stuff, so Mum would take it easy on me. I shouldn't have bothered.
Nine-year-old, Billy has a talent for creating more than his fair share of trouble. He doesn't mean for things to go wrong. The problem is, the harder he tries to fix the situation, the worse it usually becomes. As he flounders his way from one accidental disaster to another, there's guaranteed to be more mix-ups and mayhem along the way.
The Mobile Phone Fiasco
While secretly playing the latest video-game on his dad's new phone, Billy accidentally drops it in the toilet. When his dad finds out, Billy is grounded indefinitely, or, until he can finally prove to his parents once and for all, he can behave more responsibly.
Follow Billy's journey as he secretly masterminds a plan, not only to prove how responsible he can be but, to make sure he's not grounded until he's old enough to shave.
Over the last few years, I've had the pleasure of speaking at various literary events in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast. Some of which include, "Romancing The Stars"—an annual event organised by Book Links Queensland, which gives
people the opportunity to "speed date" both authors and illustrators who currently have either children's or YA books published.
I've also spoken at various, workshops, including "Share Your Story"—founded in 2016 by Director and children's author, Michelle Worthington. Michelle's workshops and events are aided by children's industry professionals, such as editors, writers, agents, illustrators, art directors, publishers, and academics who are committed to helping people raise their creative potential and reach their goals.