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Pick of the Week! Review in The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February 2023.

  • ‘The Marshmallow Game’ shortlisted for the Newcastle Short Story Award 2023.
  • Panel ‘Love, Loss and Lust’, with Kate Scott at the South Coast Writers Festival, 20 August 2023, 12.30–1.30pm. Host: Holly Trenaman. Tickets here
  • In-store conversation about All the Unloved at Collins Booksellers, Thirroul, with Margaret Throsby, 28 April 2023.
  • Panel ‘Short and Sweet’, on the art and craft of the novella, with Ashley Kalagian Blunt at the Newcastle Writers Festival, 2 April 2023. Host: Michael Sala.
  • Book launch All the Unloved at the historic Railway Institute Hall, Thirroul, 26 March 2023. Launched by Hayley Scrivenor. MC Linda Godfrey.
  • All the Unloved, a novella set in an apartment block in 1990s Bondi, published by Spineless Wonders in February 2023.
  • Beetle Height‘ published in Travel, Spineless Wonders, ed. Cassandra Atherton (2022).
  • ‘Into the Clear Blue’ published in Island Online, September 2021. Link here
  • Sydney Writers Festival, reading at Microlit Improv, 28 April 2021.
  • ‘Play It for Me’ published in Pulped Fiction, Spineless Wonders, ed. Cassandra Atherton (2021); launched at Newcastle Writers Festival (online); here’s a reading of ‘Play It for Me’:
  • ‘What Choice’ published in Verity La, June 2020. Link here
  • Scorched Linen (novel) completed in February 2020. In May 2020, signed for representation by Martin Shaw of Shaw Literary
  • ‘The Koel’ shortlisted in Newcastle Short Story Award, 2020, and published in the Newcastle Short Story Award Anthology 2020
  • ‘Affinity’ (microlit) published in Scars, Spineless Wonders, ed. Cassandra Atherton (2020)
  • Author talk at Shellharbour Library, 24 October 2019
  • Book launch This Person Is Not That Person at the historic Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, 20 October, 2019. MC Linda Godfrey. Launched by Helena Fox. Guitarist Bruce Greenfeld.
  • This Person Is Not That Person published by Puncher & Wattmann, September 2019; released 15 February 2020
  • ‘Plover’ published in Verity La, May 2019. Link here
  • Author talk at Thirroul Library, 14 May 2019
  • ‘Thunder-drop sky’ (microlit) published in Shuffle, Spineless Wonders, ed. Cassandra Atherton (2019)
  • Keynote presenter at the inaugural Flash Fiction Festival, Canberra, April 2018
  • Loopholes shortlisted for the Most Underrated Book Award (MUBA) 2017. Details here of the event and the shortlist
  • Appeared at the Newcastle Writers Festival 2017 – a panel on Reading and Writing Microfiction, with Jon Steiner and Richard HoltLoopholes was launched by Carmel Bird. Details here
  • Attended the Faber Writing Academy at Allen & Unwin 2017
  • Loopholes – a collection of microfiction – was published by Spineless Wonders, December 2016. Here’s a great review of Loopholes from Books+Publishing 
  • Also one from NSW Writers’ Centre Sept ’17
  • Take a look at ‘What I’m reading’ on Meanjin’s blog November 3 2014 here
  • Flash fiction piece ‘Hold-up’ on screen at Federation Square, Melbourne, during the Melbourne Writers Festival, August 2014 (Flashing the Square)
  • Awarded a Varuna PIP Fellowship 2014 for This Person Is Not That Person
  • Awarded an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship 2013–14 for This Person Is Not That Person. Mentor: Janet Hutchinson
  • Waiting for the Southerly received a Commended in the Anne Elder Award 2012 for a first book of poetry
  • Poetry collection Waiting for the Southerly launched by Richard Morecroft on 17 June 2012 at the Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, with MC Linda Godfrey, and guitarist Bruce Greenfeld
  • Guest poet at Bundanoon’s Winterfest, July 2012,with Ron Pretty and Victoria McGrath
  • Short story manuscript shortlisted for Varuna Publisher Fellowship 2012
  • Read Susan’s interview with Spineless Wonders here 
  • Guest poet South Coast Writers Centre for National Poetry Week 2009
  • Guest poet Shoalhaven Poetry Festival 2007

 


Photos of launch of All the Unloved, held at the historic Thirroul Railway Institute Hall, 26 March 2023.

Photos of launch of This Person Is Not That Person, held 20 October 2019.