Hello there, and thanks for dropping by.
I’m a writer of Australian fiction, author of twelve novels, all tales of passion, politics and history, of ordinary people living through extraordinary times in the land I call home. Find out more about my books here and the nice things people have said about them here.
I’m always working on a novel or two, and occasionally a short story, one of which, ‘Messerschmitt’, appears in the Hope Prize anthology here, or a novella, one of which, The Rat Catcher: A Love Story, was shortlisted for Viva la Novella 2021, longlisted for the ARA Historical Novel Prize 2022, and published by Brio Books in 2022. I’ve recently completed a manuscript for the Master of Creative Writing at Macquarie University under supervision of one of my literary heroes, Professor Hsu-Ming Teo – a dream come true – and hope to share news of that new novel soon, too.
When I’m not writing, I’m reading. In real life I’m a book editor, better known on that side of the page as Kim Swivel, and I sometimes review for The Newtown Review of Books as well. Just can’t get me enough narrative action.
Raised in Sydney in a house that was humble except for its library and dinner-table debating style, I was always going to do wordy type things myself, and do them my own way. Home today is Central West New South Wales, where I am daily grateful to share a small slice of rolling green-and-gold Wiradjuri country with my muse de bloke, Deano, two cats and some chickens, and occasionally the kids when they come home to graze.