Society of Women Writers’ Launceston Tasmania Literary Award — Winner for “My Mother Was a Russian Spy”
The Todhunter Literary Award — Joint-winner for “Middle-man”
One Country Reading — Long-listed for the critically-acclaimed A Break in the Chain
A B Natoli National Award — Highly commended for “The Gambler”
Penguin-Varuna Unpublished Manuscript Award — Shortlisted for Lines in the Sand (published as Out of Place). Chosen as an audio book by VisAbility WA (formerly WA Association for the Blind)
Julie Lewis Biennial Literary Award — Runner-up for “Endlessly Rocking”
A Question of Belonging, 2018.
Perspectives: Story and Memoir, 2018.
Out of Place. 2014.
Our Grand Design. 2012.
A Break in the Chain–the Early Kozminskys. 2011.
Heytesbury Stud. 2003.
For Women Who Grieve.1995. Reprint US, 1996. e-book, 2013.
Teamwork: The Story of the Correia Brothers, 2012.
‘Oh man, it’s a great place” Feature article West Travel April 2016
“What’s This Thing Called Sex?” Griffith Review.
“Thousandth Miles”. Griffith Review.
“Once Were Immigrants”. ABC Radio National.
“Rootlessness in Literature”. International Journal of the Humanities
“E. G. Browne’s A Year Amongst the Persians”. Traffic, UMPA, Melb University
Published short stories
“The Gambler”. Highly Commended AB Natoli National Award, published Island.
“Endlessly Rocking”. Commended Julie Lewis Biennial Lit Award; anthologised The Alphabetic Amulet
“The Schoolteacher”. The West Australian
“The Kookaburra’s Laugh”. Scope Magazine, South Africa.
“Writing from the Shadowlands: How cross-cultural literature negotiates the legacy of Edward Said (Murdoch University, 2004)
2011–current — Writer
2007—2011 – Private tutor at schools and universities.
2004—2006 – Lecturer/Unit coordinator –Lit Theory/Professional Writing/Aust Lit MU.
2000—2003 – Lecturer/Unit coordinator Literature University of Notre Dame. Tutor private sector.
1990-1999 – Public relations/Lecturer UWA Extension and TAFE Colleges. Literary Officer FAW (WA). Consultant YMCA Perth. Private tutor English Lit. TEE marker English Lit for the Curriculum Council.
1986—1989 – Director of Publications—Quin Spencer Argo Public Relations
1985—1986 – Senior public relations consultant—Ward Holt Public Relations
1980—1985 – Managing Editor Off Duty Publications (world-wide US military magazine).
Murdoch University: PhD in comparative and cross-cultural literature – Writing from the Shadowlands
University of Western Australia: Honours (first-class) in creative writing
UWA: BA double major English/History; special dispensation to study religious units at Edith Cowan University
Chinese University of HK: Dip. Bus.
Pets of Older Persons (POOPS) WA Inc. Founder (2010) and past-president of POOPS WA.
Adult Literary Services– Volunteer tutor 1994.
Riding for the Disabled (Shepparton, Vic and Perth) – Volunteer 1989-91.
Australian Society of Authors
Varuna, the Writer’s House
Professional Historians Association
Centre for WA History
Mortlake and District Historical Society
Royal Historical Society of Victoria