I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and spent most of my working life in public administration. My husband and I live in the country outside of Canberra, where I write, animate and papercraft in my studio in the garden with my two cats. Our children are grown up and lead their own busy lives.
I find the idea of Steampunk fascinating as a world in which to set my stories. So far I have written two Della Mortika novels, Voyage to the Antipodes and The Library of Wonder, both published and available as paperbacks and ebooks. I am currently writing the novel in the Della Mortika series, the Carnival of Calumnuy. I have previously written the screenplay for Dellla Mortika - The Carousel of Shame, which is currently in post production as a stop motion animation by EoR Media.
I love inventing machines and stories that draw on innovation and invention and promote resourcefulness in my readers.
I write for 8+ but I have many adult fans as well.