A former ancient historian and archaeologist, I accidentally smashed a 3,000 year-old Egyptian vase while on my first dig! My supervisor made me glue it back together again. It took a week. From there I went on to specialise in late Roman-British archaeology, and the military forts along Hadrian’s Wall, because buildings don’t smash as easily. Now I’ve combined my love of history with another passion – story-telling – to create a dark tale of Roman soldiers who’ve waited nearly two thousand years to be released from an ancient curse.
I’ve always been a storyteller, but it wasn't until five years ago that I seriously ventured into writing. The result was BloodGifted.
In 2011 it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award and eventually came fourth place. In 2012 it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit Search for an Aussie Star Competition. In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract but declined in favour of going indie, preferring the idea of being in charge of my own creation. In 2017, BloodGifted was shortlisted for the Golden Stake Award in the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival.
BloodGifted, BloodPledge and BloodVault are the first three books in The Dantonville Legacy series. BloodWish - Book 4 in the series - is due for release early 2018.
I also intend to satisfy my fans requests by writing individual books on the other characters in the series. So Terens, Cal Jake and Sam will each have their own story.
Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour's drive north of Sydney in Australia. My little house is surrounded by bushland, possums and seed-dropping Rosellas on one side, and waterways on the other.
Between bouts of writing, I can be found in the kitchen baking yet another chocolate recipe. This activity is responsible for forming more gothic, urban fantasy stories in my mind for future books.