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
The Scent of Life 1st prize in Forest Fellowship of Australian Writers Short Story Competition, 2016.
Life and Limb 1st Prize Scribes Literary Award, 2017
Award Winning Stories
Ambushed: Highly Commended in Eastwood-Hill Fellowship of Australian Writers short-short story competition (Pauline Walsh Award), 2014.
A Sticky Situation: Commended 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 @ amazon.com
Backyard Resort: Shortlisted and published in the Newcastle Herald Summer Short Story Competition, 2013.
Borrasca: in 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
Stripping Back The Years: Home is The Hunter, Catchfire Press, 2016
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
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
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
Regular guest on Drive Finally Friday 1233 ABC Newcastle, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Recording of The Scent of Life, click here for SoundCloud