• Master of Creative Writing, AUT
  • Graduate Diploma in Journalism Studies, Massey University
  • Bachelor of Education degree with Auckland University
  • Diploma of Teaching with Auckland College of Education

Work Experience:

  • Write Like an Author convenor: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 in Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Tauranga, Christchurch, Queenstown
  • Duffy Books Book Mentor: 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Editor of Kiwi Write4Kidz newsletter
  • Co-ordinator of Kiwi Wrte4Kidz workshops
  • Speaker at REALM Conference, Palmerston North: 2013, 2017, 2020
  • Teaching writing workshops remotely to Chinese students
  • Workshop speaker at Children’s Writers Hui: Dunedin 2019, Auckland 2018, Christchurch 2017
  • Lecturer and tutor, Massey University Summer programme ‘Writing for Children’
  • Course writer and video presenter for ‘Writing for Young Readers’ Moot for Commonwealth Education Trust
  • Writing workshops for adults: Ashton Wylie, Storylines, Kiwi Write4Kidz
  • Writing workshops for children in schools since 2006
  • Writer in school with Read NZ, Getting Kids into Books speaker agency, Speakers Ink
  • Panel Speaker at SCBWI conference, Sydney: 2016 and 2012
  • Primary Teacher (full time and relief) at Intermediate and Primary levels