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​As an award-winning language and literacy teacher with a broad range of teaching experience in primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education, I also deliver engaging presentations and interactive, educational workshops for adults and children.


I would be delighted to visit your school, library, writers' group or literary festival. Through my experience as a presenter and senior teacher I have taught all levels from grade one to adult and can tailor a workshop or talk to suit your group's needs and ages.


I am represented by the speakers agency, SPEAKERS INK .


For more information on my author visits/workshops or to make a booking, click here

School Visits

My primary and secondary school sessions balance all three strands of the Australian National English Curriculum: Language, Literature and Literacy. Using visual stimuli, original sketches, illustrations and drafts of manuscripts,

I take students behind the scenes in the creation of books for children, where they learn narrative structure, visual literacy and how text and images work together.

See my upcoming events here.


Download workshop flyers here



I have presented talks, masterclasses and workshops at:


  • Croatian Studies Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney

  • SCBWI QLD Conference and Meetings

  • BookLinks (Qld) Inc – The Centre for Children's Literature

  • Regional Writers Festival, Griffith Uni, Gold Coast

  • Livewire Festival, All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast

  • Writers Block, Gold Coast

  • Out of the Box Festival, QPAC, Brisbane

  • Meanjin Writers Camp, Griffith Uni, Brisbane

  • Boonah Writers Festival, Boonah, Qld

  • Arts Centre Gold Coast – Summer Reading program

  • Expanding Horizons Enrichment Camp, Stanthorpe – Author in Residence

  • Voices on the Coast Youth Literature Festival, Sunshine Coast

  • StoryArts Festival, Ipswich

  • Literati Festival, Gold Coast

  • Gold Coast Writers Festival

  • Children's & Young Adult Literature Conference, Brisbane



I am a presenter for Write Like an Author – the internationally acclaimed writing course for middle-grade students that shows them how to write stories the way professional authors do. 

On a four-day, school holiday writing camp (developed by international, award winning author and writing coach Brian Falkner), I take young writers on a journey of fun and discovery, learning how to create, develop and write awesome stories, guiding them every step of the way.

Find out more here



I have presented at:


  • Moreton Bay Region Libraries – workshops

  • State Library of Qld – speaker, Books in our Backyard

  • Brisbane City Libraries – workshops

  • Gympie Regional Library – literary awards judge, workshops

  • Redland City Libraries – editor, mentor, workshops, writing judge

  • Gold Coast City Libraries – masterclasses, workshops, author panel

  • Burnside Library, Adelaide – May Gibbs author presenter

  • Victor Harbor R-7 School Library, SA – Author in Residence for 1 week

Writers' Groups

I have presented talks and workshops at:


  • Carindale Writers Group

  • Writers Activation, Gold Coast

  • WriteLinks Group, Brisbane

  • SLAQ Dinner, (guest speaker) Gold Coast

  • SCBWI Inside Story (event organiser), Brisbane

  • Romancing the Stars, BookLinks, Qld

  • Gold Coast Writers' Association

  • Prana Writers, Gold Coast

  • Black Cat Books, Brisbane

  • Creative Juices Networking Event, Gold Coast City Council


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