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About Me

I am an Australian author/freelance writer living in Far North Queensland. I own two unruly dogs and recently moved the 130 year old Cairns Rugby Union Club to the family farm. I call this monster The RUC and figure I’ll probably spend the rest of my life trying to renovate it.

My favourite pastime is writing and I’ve won over a dozen national and international writing awards, the latest being shortlisted (top three) in the prestigious 2016 Ruth Rendell Short Story award which was judged by the wonderful and talented Lynda La Plante.

You can read excerpts of the novels listed below on my Novel Excerpts Page.

The Everything Theory – which took out an Interactive Press Publishing award in 2009. One to read if you love ancient technology and scientific conspiracy.

Let Sleeping Gods Lie – which took out an Interactive Press Publishing award in 2007. Set in the cane fields of Far North Queensland.

Wolf Pear – Also set in the cane fields of Far North Queensland. One for those who love a psychic detective v. serial killer thriller.

The Eleventh Question – definitely one to read if you’re into philosophy.

My book Manslaughter and other Tears is a collection of my award winning short stories. I’ve included samples on this page.

 

Writing Awards

1995
Cairns Post Writers award (QLD)

1996
Harper Collins award publication (National)

1996
Cambridge Writers award (National)

1997
Harper Collins award (National)

1997
FishPublishing award (International)

2000
University of Canberra award (National)

2002
Kerry Greenwood award publication (National)

2002
Scarlet Stiletto award publication (National)

2004
Ginninderra Press award publication (National)

2005
Scarlet Stiletto award publication (National)

2007
Harlequin/MIRA press award publication (National)

2007
IP Picks award (National)

2009
IP Picks award (National)

2011
Quarterfinalist Amazon award (US)

2012
YWO Book of the Year Award (Soul’s Child)

2016
Top three shortlist – International Ruth Rendell award

 

For more information I have a LULU author page (where you can find hard copies of my books) and an Amazon author page.

 

I’ve recently been making book trailers. Check them out if you have a minute and let me know what you think.

The following links will take you to more of my trailers on YouTube. I also take videos of the sugar cane harvesting in my area so feel free to have a sneaky peek around my YouTube channel!

Wolf Pear

The Eleventh Question

Let Sleeping Gods Lie

The Everything Theory

If you need help with your writing or are looking for a ghost writer or beta reader I’d be only too happy to help.

Just leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you!

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  1. Prior... / Jul 30 2021 7:49 am

    Hi – hope you are well – 🙂

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    • diannegray / Aug 1 2021 10:18 am

      I am well – thank you so much for asking. I hope things are going well for you too xxxx

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