‘Learning to love Blue’ is (amazingly!) a finalist in the NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2nd June
‘Learning to love Blue’ was reviewed at Hooked on NZ Books He Ao Ano, 6th October
The Sapling published a co-interview with me and fellow YA author Gareth Ward, 27th September
I am honoured and delighted to be a judge for the poetry category of the 2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards, announced 26th August
My new YA novel ‘Learning to love Blue‘, (Record Press) is now available as ebook and paperback, 1st August
My review of Nina Mingya Powles’ Magnolia 木蘭 was published at the Academy of New Zealand Literature, 16th April
Photos of the Sky was reviewed by Emma Shi in the Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2020 (Massey University Press), 12th March
I was featured as one of 5 Talented Writers From Around The World at Wiki.ezvid.com, 30th January
I was invited to contribute to Poetry Shelf’s Friday Talk Spot, where I discussed Teaching Poetry, 21st June
I had a wonderful time reading from Photos of the Sky at Brunswick Bound, with Kate Richards and Sonia Orchard, 3rd May
A Q&A with Brunswick Bound, 5th April
I launched a Youtube channel with readings from Photos of the Sky! 23rd January
My essay ‘What I learnt from living with men’ was published in Femagogy, 15th January
A recording of ‘Snapshot’ from Photos of the Sky is up at Paula Green’s NZ Poetry Shelf, 22nd November
Photos of the Sky was reviewed by Sarah Lin Wilson at The Reader, 20th November
I read from my latest collection, Photos of the Sky, at Volume in Nelson, 9th November
I thoroughly enjoyed this lunchtime reading at Unity Books, Wellington with Nicola Easthope, 7th November
I was interviewed by Unity Books, Wellington about all sorts marvellous literary things, 30th October
My poem ‘Confession, Confessed’ from Photos of the Sky was featured on Tim Jones’ blog Books in the Trees, 21st October
I reviewed two YA novels for The Sapling, 13th November
I ran a poetry workshop through the Melbourne Writers’ Social Group, 3rd October
A piece of writing advice from me will be included in the 2018 Pilot: A Diary for Writers. Available from 25th September
My poems ‘(sub)Liminal’ and ‘To the day’ will be published in the forthcoming Women Who Write Melbourne Anthology, A New Beginning.
I read at the launch of The Melbourne Social Writers’ Group Anthology, The Ties that Bind (which I also helped edit), 22 July
Darebin Libraries featured me in an ‘in conversation with’ article, 11 April
Lonesome When You Go spent a week on a rock and roll tour around some of NZ’s top children’s book blogs:
- Interview with Zac McCallum at Best Friends are Books, 7 April
- Interview with Sarah Forster at Booksellers NZ, 6 April
- Interview with Eirlys Hunter at Hooked on Books, 5 April
- Interview with Crissi Blair at Ms Blair Recommends, 4 April
- Review at Kids Books NZ, 3 April
I performed poetry at Melbourne University as part of the Cultural Diversity Week program, 22 March.
My story ‘Home Base’ was Episode 11 of the 52 Men Podcast, 19 December.
My review of two teen novels was published in The Spinoff, 17 August.
I was interviewed on Radio NZ about Lonesome When You Go, 15 August.
Lonesome When You Go was launched rock and roll style at Meow in Wellington, 10 July.
I was invited to be a member of the Academy of New Zealand Literature
I attended and read at the New Zealand Poetry Society Conference at the National Library of New Zealand, 13-15 November
I attended and was part of the final panel discussion at the Truth or Beauty: Poetry and Biography Conference at Victoria University, 26th – 28th November.
I had the great privilege of reading with Harry Ricketts at the Nelson Arts Festival event at Woollaston Estates Vineyard, 27th October.
I was the guest poet at the NZPS Poet’s Corner monthly event at the Thistle Inn, 19th May.
I was the guest poet at Golden Bay Live Poets hosted by The Mussel Inn, Onekaka, 17th April.
Nelson Live Poets hosted me as the guest poet for April at The Freehouse, Nelson.
I was featured in The Nelson Mail, 16th April.
My poem The First Farewell was published in Cordite Poetry Review.
Porirua poets invited me to read as guest poet at Poetry and Music at the Metro , 1st December.
I read with Mark Pirie and Zarah Butcher-McGunnigle at the Kiwi Art House Gallery in Wellington, 18th September.
I was interviewed by Tim Jones about my second collection of poetry, Tear Water Tea.
I received funding from Creative New Zealand to complete my second collection of poetry.