AWARDS

  • Winner, Gold Coast City Gallery/Writers Activation writing competition, short story – A Summer to Die For – 2015

  • Illustrator in Residence - Pinerolo, The Children's Book Cottage, NSW, 2014.

  • Regional Arts Development Fund grant – manuscript development and marketing mentorship – Snap Magic – Queensland Government and Gold Coast City Council, 2014

  • May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust Creative Time Residential Fellowship, Adelaide, 2013. (read more)

  • Winner, National Best Book  (illustrator & co-author) – The Coral Sea Monster

  • Winner, Eastern States Best Book – The Coral Sea Monster - Write-a-Book-in-a-Day Awards, Katherine Susannah Prichard Writers' Centre, 2011. (read more)

  • Regional Arts Development Fund mentorship grant - Create a Picture Book - Gold Coast City Council and Arts Queensland, 2009

  • Regional Arts Development Fund mentorship grant - Edit a Novel - Gold Coast City Council and Arts Queensland, 2009.

  • 3rd Place - Illustrated Picture Book - Children's and Young Adult Literature Conference, Brisbane, 2009.

  • Short-listed story, The Sandwich, Charlotte Duncan Award, Celapene Press, 2009.

  • Shortlisted story, Snap, Charlotte Duncan Award, Celapene Press, 2009.

  • Student Choice Teacher Award nomination, Business Excellence Awards, Gold Coast Institute of TAFE, 2008.

  • Goethe Institut Fortbildungsseminar und Stipendium - Goethe Institut Teacher Seminar and Scholarship, Germany, 1988.

       (This prestigious two month travel/study scholarship is awarded to a teacher of German for outstanding service and              dedication to the advancement of German language studies in their home state or country.)