My short story collection First fox will be launched during the Auckland Writers Festival May 2017. Published by The Emma Press in the UK, illustrated by Rachel J. Fenton, it will be available from Unity Auckland and The Women’s Bookshop.
My stories have appeared in a number of journals including Headland, Numéro Cinq, Litro and Ika, and have been placed in numerous competitions. I presented at the 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English held in Shanghai in 2016, where one of my stories was published in Chinese.
I won the Lilian Ida Smith Award in 2009 and hold a Master of Creative Writing (First Class Honours). See my SlideShare presentation Literary Benefits of Linguistic and Cultural Hybridity for an overview.
My favourite authors include Grace Paley, Lucia Berlin and Katherine Mansfield.
Other loves are opera and beer.