I never deliberately set out to be funny. For a while, I actually tried to be serious, but that only made people laugh more. So in the end I decided I might as well go with the flow.
I’ve studied both Professional Writing and Editing and Professional Screenwriting, and have done quite a bit of comedy writing, both for the theatre (university revues) and radio. I’ve even had a couple of attempts at the great Australian sitcom (maybe the less said about them the better). But in the end, it was the written form that won me over.
I love writing stories, and I’m always searching for something new. I like to describe my stories as comic fantasies, or modern fairytales for the young and the young at heart. I want to surprise and delight readers. I want to get them to see the world in ways they never considered before. I want my readers to smile and laugh, and occasionally even shed a tear.
Over the years, I have published a couple of educational readers, had three picture books published by a small American publisher, and self-published a number of stories as ebooks. I have been shortlisted in a number of awards, including The Age Short Story Competition, The Age Funny Short Story Competition, The Goodreads Choice awards (humour category), and the Just Write For Kids Pitch It Competition. And my writing has been compared to Douglas Adams, Monty Python, A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, the Goons, Dr Seuss, Terry Pratchett, and even Enid Blyton (in a good way).
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