I’m a writer and editor working in Melbourne, Australia. My debut novel Where Light Meets Water was published in Australia and New Zealand by Simon & Schuster in May 2023. I’m now at work on a new novel.

Melbourne/Naarm is my beloved home, but I was born and raised in Aotearoa New Zealand, and though my accent has slipped somewhat I am undeniably a Kiwi at heart. I have also lived in Berlin, where for a time my German became quite proficient (now sadly rusty). 

My poetry and short fiction has been published in literary journals including Meanjin, Going Down Swinging, Etchings, Wet Ink, Pendulum and Poetry NZ, and I’ve written for global publishers including BBC Travel and Lonely Planet.

In recent years I have been fortunate to receive a Varuna Fellowship for Writers and a Glenfern Fellowship to assist my writing. In 2019 I was shortlisted for the Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel. 

I am represented by Melanie Ostell Literary.

As a freelance editor and writer I work with both print- and web-based clients, ranging from government and not-for-profits to trade publishers, and am most comfortable with travel, arts, literary and social justice content. I worked in-house as a book editor and then a senior editor before jumping ship to go solo.

I wish to acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, upon whose unceded lands I am grateful to both live and work. I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging.