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My passion for writing began at an early age, but my diverse family and love of travel gave me an intense fascination with culture, leading to a career in anthropology. I rediscovered a love of picture books when I had children of my own.
Like many Australians, I grew up in a very multicultural family in the suburbs of Sydney. After high school I completed a Rotary exchange in Brazil, where I lived with two beautiful families, learned to speak Portuguese and to dance forro.
I completed a Master of Applied Anthropology before moving to Alice Springs to begin my career as an anthropologist, working with communities and traditional owners throughout Central Australia.
I met the love of my life in the red desert (even though we coincidentally come from the same area of Sydney), and we moved to the green tropical north where we live with our 3 children, 2 dogs, a brood of chickens and the odd neighbourhood wallaby, goanna and python. Having recently returned to full-time work, I look forward to new adventures and getting to know the people of Cape York.
Since having kids I have expanded my skills to fit with family life. Aside from writing, I have worked as an advisor in various sectors – assisting students in China seeking to study overseas; developing cultural content for programs targeting young offenders in the youth justice system; designing culture curriculum content and policy; and supporting several creative projects that aim to include indigenous content. I am passionate about celebrating Australia’s rich indigenous cultures and I am currently working on a number of side projects that combine my various interests. Watch this space!