Hi! Welcome to my website

I write books, short stories and articles for adults and children of all ages.

There’s lots to explore in here. Have a click around the menu and see what you can find!

Message to teachers: visit my ‘For teachers’‘ page and also workshops, visits and bookings pages to learn about my talks and workshops. Discover how you can match my novels to the English and/or History curriculum. You’ll find a comprehensive description of themes, topics for discussion, class activities and associated articles of interest for all my books. NB I illustrate all my talks with powerpoint presentations that begin with the ideas and where they came from and then go on to show eg photographs, maps, reports, diaries etc so that the audience can follow my ‘journey’ through researching and writing the novels.

For adults: I also give talks to clubs and societies, and run workshops on creative writing in a variety of genres, including writing a short story, fantasy, crime, history and life writing. One of my most popular presentations is ‘An Author’s Journey’ where I talk about what inspired some of my novels and how I went about researching and writing them (with powerpoint illustrations). For more information about my presentations please go to workshops, visits and bookings.

Thank you for visiting my website and please don’t leave without saying hello. Visit my blog or send me an email via my contact page.

Photo by: Paul Cristina

Books for Children

Books for Teens and YA

Watch the video book trailer for ‘Thyme for Trust’

The Janna Mysteries are now out of print. A new version of this highly acclaimed and award-winning medieval murder mystery series has been rewritten with an adult fiction market in mind, and The Janna Chronicles are now available as e-books from any e-book retailer. Print versions are available POD from the publisher: www.panmacmillan.com.au. For more information, please go to Books and click on separate pages for each title as follows: #1: Blood Oath; #2 Stolen Child; #3 Unholy Alliance; #4 Pilgrim of Death; #5 Devil’s Brew and #6 Day of Judgment. Please note that the series will still be suitable for a YA readership.

The Janna Mysteries are listed on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Books for Adults

Watch a Video!

The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts / Thomas Keneally Centre in Pitt Street, Sydney is building an author forum to publicise this wonderful resource for writers and readers, and I’m honoured to be a part of it. For a link to my video (and to other authors) please Click Here.