Hello, welcome to my website. I am the author of Sargasso. I have a Master's Degree in Australian Gothic Literature, and have always been drawn to tortured, complex and intense male characters, my all-time favourite being Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights. I write dark, mysterious and compelling stories and I write because it makes me happy. I live in Brisbane, Australia, with my family and most weekends you can find me at the sea.
I am represented by Sally Bird of Calidris Literary Agency, and my author photo is by Anna Jacobson.
Sargasso is published
by Harlequin Australia, and is a mesmerising Australian novel that echoes the great gothic stories of love and hate: "Wuthering Heights", "Jane Eyre", and especially Daphne du Maurier's "Rebecca".
As a child, Hannah lives at Sargasso, the isolated beachside home designed by her father, a brilliant architect. A lonely, introverted child, she wants no company but that of Flint, the enigmatic boy who no one else ever sees ... and who promises he will always look after her.
Hannah's idyllic childhood at Sargasso ends in tragedy, but now as an adult she returns to renovate the house, which she's inherited from her grandmother. Her boyfriend Tristan visits regularly but then, amid a series of uncanny incidents, Flint reappears ... and as his possessiveness grows, Hannah's hold on the world begins to lapse. What is real and what is imaginary, or from beyond the grave?
Reviews of SARGASSO
What reviewers are saying about SARGASSO:
"Sargasso is a poetic, atmospheric story of love and obsession and the blurred landscape between reality and imagination."
Poppy Gee, author of "Vanishing Falls"
To be published
I'm delighted to say that I have signed a two book deal with Harlequin Australia and "Estella" will be published in 2023.
Inspired by the classic "Great Expectations" by Charles Dickens, one of my favourite books, I have written the untold story of Estella, Pip's first and only love. She is beautiful, headstrong and enigmatic, but will Estella find that elusive happiness by the novel's close?
I hope you will enjoy her journey as much as I have loved creating it.