Bad Diaries Salon #CRUSH, Wellington LitCrawl, 9 November

Bad Diaries Salon CRUSH Wellington 2019

We’re ridiculously excited to announce another upcoming Bad Diaries Salon. We’ll be back in Aotearoa on 9 November for Verb Wellington feat. LitCrawl. All details at Verb Wellington. Bad Diaries Salon: Crush Returning to LitCrawl after a fabulous Wellington debut in 2018 (see Tara Black’s live-drawn review), Bad Diaries Salon: CRUSH will feature four writers … Read more…

In conversation, Tracy Farr and Annabel Smith, Perth, 18 October

The Hope Fault (Fremantle Press, 2017)

I’m visiting Perth in October, and thrilled to be doing a few events while I’m there, including this one at Riverton Library. It’ll be a real treat to talk with my friend – and wonderful writer – Annabel Smith. I hope you can join us. In Conversation with Tracy Farr and Annabel Smith Come along and hear … Read more…

Bad Diaries Salon #SHIFT, WORD Christchurch, 31 Aug

Bad Diaries Salon SHIFT at WORD Christchurch 2019

We’re thrilled to be bringing Bad Diaries Salon back to Christchurch on Saturday 31 August at Space Academy. Part of WORD Christchurch’s Shifting Points of View season, this Bad Diaries Salon will be all about #SHIFT. Browse the WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View programme for details of this event and more. We hope to see you at Bad Diaries … Read more…

Two years and counting

The Hope Fault on the floor with cat

Two years ago The Hope Fault – my second novel – was published in Australia and New Zealand by Fremantle Press. I want to offer this quiet book a little noise and celebration and pride, to mark its path in the world, and to thank those who’ve helped it on its way. Catherine Robertson gave … Read more…

The Hope Fault at WAAPA for ArtsHub

WAAPA Performance Program 2019

I talked with Richard Watts recently for a piece he wrote for ArtsHub on Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University. WAAPA’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault was featured as one of the highlights of the 2019 performance season, and Richard also talked with writer/director Andrew Hale, who’s adapting the … Read more…

Dates confirmed for The Hope Fault stage premiere

WAAPA 2019 cover

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University have released their 2019 performance program, and it is outstanding and wondrous. Even more wondrous, to me, is that the program features writer/director Andrew Hale’s adaptation of my novel The Hope Fault, which will be performed by 2nd Year students in WAAPA’s Acting program. The … Read more…