Prize Winning Stories

The Clothes Heist: 2nd prize in the Grieve Short Story Competition Hunter Writers Centre, shortlisted then voted by the public at The Grieve Live Read, 2013

A Fish Out Of Water: 1st prize in Watermark the Catchfire Press short story competition, 2014, Newcastle, NSW

Clock-Wise: Shortlisted Top 3 in the Hal Porter Short Story Competition 2014, East Gippsland Art Gallery, VIC

The Scent of Life 1st prize in Forest Fellowship of Australian Writers Short Story Competition, 2016.

Cold Comfort 1st prize Port Stephens Literary Award2016

Life and Limb 1st Prize Scribes Literary Award, 2017

Award Winning Stories

AmbushedHighly Commended in Eastwood-Hill Fellowship of Australian Writers short-short story competition (Pauline Walsh Award), 2014.

A Sticky SituationCommended in Eastwood-Hill Fellowship of Australian Writers short story competition, 2014.

The Gate Keepers: Highly Commended in Scribes Literary Writing Competition, VIC, 2014.

Weathering the Storm: Highly Commended Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers short-shot story competition (Pauline Walsh Award), 2017.


The Clothes Heist in Grieve: Hunter Writers Centre anthology, 2013, available as an e-book @

Backyard Resort: Shortlisted and published in the Newcastle Herald Summer Short Story Competition, 2013.

Borrascain e-book Mirrors, 2013: A Workshop Anthology by Karen Whitelaw.

A Fish Out Of Water: Watermark, Hunter Valley Writing, September, 2014, Catchfire Press, available @ Macleans Book Store Hamilton, NSW Australia.

A Home Style Recipe: Shortlisted and published in the Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition, 2014

Paper Mache Hearts: Shortlisted for Toowoomba Writers Festival Literary Prize. Published in Brio Anthology, 2015

Beside Myself: Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology 2016 Hunter Writers Centre

The Scent of Life: http: Award Winning Australian Writing 2016, Melbourne Books

Stripping Back The Years: Home is The Hunter, Catchfire Press, 2016

Lost in Translation: Landmarks, an anthology of microlit, edited by Cassandra Atherton, Spineless Wonders, 2017

Cold Comfort : Award Winning Australian Writing 2017, Melbourne Books

Winds of Change: Hunter Writers Centre, 2017

When the Sun Goes Down: Read, Write Love, Hunter Writers Centre, 2018

Home Sewn: Time, an anthology of microlit, edited by Cassandra Atherton, Spineless Wonders, 2018

On line Publications @ ABC Open;

A Living Collage: ABC Open:500words, 2014

The Perfect Ending: ABC Open:500 words, 2014

Your Story Matters: ABC Open: 500 words, 2014

A Party Animal at Heart ABC Open Drum, 2015

A Rat’s Tale ABC Open: 500 words, 2015

The Corkscrew of Life ABC Open Project: Mental Note, 2015

Daphne Queen of the Court, ABC Open: Seniors Project, 2016

Public Appearances

Invited to read winning story A Fish Out Of Water from Watermark at the Newcastle Writers Festival, Catchfire Press Session, 2014.

Live Read at Stories @ The Mosh Pit with Anthony Scully from ABCopen & Karen Whitelaw, author, editor and teacher 2014.

Presented at the Newcastle Writers Festival, 2015 part of a panel for The Next Level Taking your writing from Hobby to Publication.

Presented at the Newcastle Writers Festival, 2016 part of the Hunter Story Creators panel, Make Your Writing POP!

Live Read: When the Sun Goes Down at Hunter Dementia Alliance (Professionals Promoting Partnerships, 27 October 2016 Hunter Medical Research Institute

Live Read: Stripping Back the Years, Catchfire Press at Newcastle Writers Festival, 2017

Media Appearances

Regular guest on Drive Finally Friday 1233 ABC Newcastle, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Recording of The Scent of Life, click here for SoundCloud

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