I was an avid reader as a kid. Coupled with a love of cinema, I've always enjoyed fast-paced, plot-driven stories. In my late teens I was determined to write a screenplay of my own. Unfortunately I seemed to specialise in half-finished screenplays, subconsciously based on Quentin Tarantino films. Perhaps I didn’t have anything of my own to say?
After university, I was in desperate need of some life experience, I moved to London in 2003 on a whim. I travelled around Europe as much as I could, always carrying a notebook with me to capture new ideas whenever they appeared. I took some writing classes and in 2009 I proudly submitted my first screenplay. It was a television pilot of a tough, gritty series called “Mayfair”. I knew it would be successful. Unfortunately, the BBC didn’t share my enthusiasm.
Undeterred, I returned to Australia in 2010 with the self-belief that I could succeed as a writer. I enrolled in a Novel Writing class at the Centre for Adult Education and spent 2011 pouring out my own thoughts and feelings into my work. The result is my first novel, The Devil's in the Detail.
My second novel is currently underway.