I am an author of historical and speculative fiction, currently living in West Gippsland, east of Melbourne, on Boon Wurrung country. I’m also a PhD candidate at La Trobe university, researching community among female patients of Victorian lunatic asylums.
My debut novel, House of Longing, is out now with Text Publishing. It’s set in 1895, takes place largely in Kew Asylum, and explores loss, grief and the building of community… with a serving of lesbian romance on the side.
My recent short fiction publications include “Three Days with the Kid” (Strange Horizons), a cli-fi tale of chosen family and enduring hope; “Within These Walls” (Daily Science Fiction), a fantasy story about discovering yourself in an unexpected place; and “The Ghost of You” (Black Telephone Magazine), a science fiction piece about grief and love and the ghosts who linger.