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I live in beautiful Cambridge, New Zealand with my husband and two girls. I have been writing on and off my whole life but in the last couple of years decided to get more serious.

After graduating from Waikato University with a Bachelor in Social Sciences, I travelled to the UK where I worked at Oxford University Press. On returning home I completed a diploma in library and information studies through the Open Polytechnic. From there I worked in libraries in New Zealand, Ireland and the UK, and did a lot of travel in between.

For the past five years I’ve been working as a freelance proofreader ( and work for Nourish magazine along with proofreading manuscripts, theses and journal articles.

After completing a diploma in creative writing at the New Zealand Institute of Business Studies I embarked on writing my first book.

While working on Nothing Bad Happens Here I developed an interest in writing flash fiction (short, short stories. Mine are around 300 words). I have been published in Flash Frontier, Mayhem Literary Journal, Flash Fiction Magazine and have a story in Fresh Ink anthology (published by Cloud Ink Press). I was long-listed and regional winner for my story New Beginnings at National Flash Fiction Day in 2016, and at the 2017 National Flash Fiction Day I had two stories short-listed and was regional winner.