I’ve been writing poetry and short stories since my early teens. After 30+ years of applying my word skills and interest in human nature to my work as a journalist and editor, I’m now channelling them into my creative writing. I find the narrative style of the verse novel is ideal for telling stories through the voices of different characters.
Newtown Voices is my first verse novel, based on stories I’ve been wanting to tell for eight years. I lived in Newtown for almost 12 years, and although I’m now living further along Parramatta Road, I’m still a Newtown chick at heart.
As a practicing poet, I’m working on expanding my skills in different styles of poetry, and hope to release a collection some time in the near future. I’ve also started on the rough draft of another verse novel.