CREATIVE
Author. Musician. Content Creator. Speaker.

My love of words really began in childhood and over the years has taken many forms. 


I graduated from university with a BA in Drama Performance and have written and performed many scripts including a piece I wrote to be performed in situ for the 75th anniversary of the Cowra POW Breakout. 


My love affair with words continued throughout the years that I homeschooled our 5 children. Reading aloud a wide variety of texts every day to our kids continued to fuel my own passion for the written word. 


As a singer songwriter, my word-love turned into lyrics for my EP 'Walking Contradiction' which was released in 2020 just before the first Covid Lockdown. 


Shortly after this, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus. This has provided many challenges as I try to find ways to manage the symptoms in my body.
Putting down my guitar has meant I've had time to pick up my pen and write once more. My work was featured in Edition 2 of Kindling and Sage. 
Look out for upcoming pieces in Mona  and on

The Mighty too. 

I wrote, illustrated and self published my fiirst picture book 'Jack's Visit to Cowra' in December 2021. It is available as both an ebook and a hard cover copy. You can purchase a copy from the National Library Bookshop in Canberra. 


I currently journal about my faith, illness and life experiences on my blog at www.sparrowsandseasons.com and about our homeschooling journey at www.thathomeschoollife.com.au

Jack's Visit to Cowra title

"Simply gorgeous. This is going to be a wonderful book and brilliant contribution to your community"
- Author Kim Kelly

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Additional Information about the Cowra POW
Breakout PDF

Jack's Visit to Cowra PDF printables 

Learn about the Seikei Exchange Program 

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here

Download our POW colouring in sheet here