Gene-Author-Editor-Queen of ShebaHi and welcome to my site!  If you love words and the things they can do, you’ve come to the right place. The well is dark and the water’s deep, so do jump in.

I’m a multiple-award-winning speculative fiction editor, author, and poet. My work has won two Bram Stoker Awards®, a Shirley Jackson Award, and an Aurealis Award. I’ve also been shortlisted or nominated for the British Fantasy, Locus, Australian Shadows, Ditmar, Elgin, and Rhysling Awards, as well as the Pushcart Prize. I’m a recipient of the 2022 Queensland Writers Fellowship.

I have two psychology degrees which I only use for nefarious purposes. I’m a member of the Institute of Professional Editors Ltd (IPEd), Queensland Writers Centre, Australasian Horror Writers Association and Horror Writers Association.

I’m a horror writer with a love of tales that unsettle and B-grade action movies. My short stories have been published in Australia as well as internationally.

You can catch me having fun with the Brisbane Writers’ Workshop, where I co-facilitate creative writing classes. Check out our fabulous workshops here.

If you’d like help getting the story in your head onto the page, check out my editing services here. Want something that will send chilly fingers down your spine? Check out my published works and see if anything takes your fancy.

Thanks for stopping by,



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