Books

I have published two novels with Wakefield PressSurrogate and Black Dust Dancing. I am working on my third with grant assistance from Arts SA. Tentatively called Blackout, it is set in the Adelaide airport on the night of our statewide power blackout.

A book cover showing the back of a woman's head; a baby is peeking over her shoulder. There are distant trees in the background.

Surrogate

Good mothers don’t give up their babies … do they?

Rachael Carter, a young nurse, is asked to house-sit by a colleague she barely knows. Dr Cate O’Reilly is travelling to Vietnam with her husband to adopt a baby. Before long the request has changed. The couple need a surrogate.

Rachael sees an opportunity to leave her own troubles behind, but is soon caught up in new struggles, both sexual and psychological. She discovers that this couple will do anything to see their dream of a child fulfilled.

Surrogate is a powerful story, beautifully told

Black Dust Dancing

Heidi knows there is something wrong with her son, but she is young and inexperienced and doesn’t know where to get help. Caro, her doctor and sister-in-law, has moved to the town looking for a way to redeem herself after the death of her husband. Heidi and Caro are separated by age, but share a restless yearning. Together they discover that the place they love is making their children sick.

Other Writing

Griffith Review

Fly in, fly far away

Destination: Adelaide

Scapho is Greek for boat

Island

The Spirit of Things

The Plumber

 

Other Journals

Kill Your Darlings: Whatever Works

Meanjin: The Forgettory