Hello, and welcome to looking up/looking down, a blog about writing and reading and watching the world.
My short fiction has been published in Griffith Review, Southerly, Island, Indigo, Westerly and Review of Australian Fiction.
I have been fortunate enough to have been awarded residencies at OMI’s Ledig House (US), the Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Hawthornden (Scotland) and the Tasmanian Writers Centre (Australia)—all of them inspiring, productive experiences.
Aside from writing, I have been a freelance book editor for more than 25 years, and I occasionally conduct workshops for writers. I am associated with Edith Cowan University (Perth, Western Australia) as an Adjunct Lecturer, have a PhD in Writing and am an Accredited Editor (AE) with the Institute of Professional Editors. I was the fiction editor for the literary journal Westerly from 2014 to mid 2016 and am now one of the journal’s editorial consultants.
I live and work in an old house in an old suburb of Perth, Western Australia, with my husband (who prefers not to be photographed) and an extremely opinionated Siamese cat (who insists on it).
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