Helping not for profits and businesses make an impact and create connections through copy and strategy. And yes, I am also a children's author (that's a whole other story)
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STRATEGIC MINDSET. ENGAGING COPY.  STORYTELLER AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR. 

I connect people and purpose through copywriting, content and communication strategies. 

  If you’re a not for profit, social enterprise, community group or association, government agency or small business in need of copy – you’re in the right place. 

After compelling copy and content that moves people to take action?

Struggling to meet your deadlines? Looking for strategic communications with perspective and practical steps?

Want to follow the story of my children’s picture book authoring life?  

 

I’m your writer.

Strategy

Refine your organisation or business communications and make a difference.

I identify your direction, chart your pathway, articulate your voice, map content, develop smart, shareable content, nurture connections, engage customers and inspire action. 

Copywriting

You want your words to work. I get that you want to share relevant, worthy content that reflects your values and talks directly to your target market. Copywriting is how you tell your story.

I write easy to read and engaging copy for newsletters, websites and blogs for not for profits and businesses.

Children's author

Wondering if you are in the right place? Yup! I'm also a published children’s author with Little Hare / Hardie-Grant-Egmont with the best-selling picture book Jetty Jumping. It's Shortlisted as the 2022 Picture Book of the Year Early Childhood. My passion is writing children’s books, YA and short stories in a uniquely Australian voice for families to enjoy reading. I write to delight and inspire conversations.

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Legacy writing tips and workshops

Legacy writing tips and workshops

Stories we share, legacies we leave One of the most rewarding offerings of my consulting work is the Legacy and Milestone writing workshops I present through libraries, community centres, community associations and historical organisations.   I help folks plan...

Looking for templates?

Helpful, affordable copywriting and communication planning templates for nfpos, organisations and individuals.

There’s also FREE stuff to download.

COPY – A helpful script to ask for a testimonial for your website

CAMPAIGNS – A handy document for your media and influencers

Bookings via Booked Out

After author speaking engagements, tailored school talks, story times, and workshops?

I’m repped by Booked Out

Drop them a line. 

WORKSHOPS AND TALKS

I regularly host webinars, workshops, training courses and talks for small not for profits and businesses. I am also available for author talks as a published children’s author with Hardie Grant. You’ll next catch me at:

April 28 - 16 June (Weekly) - Lifetime legacies workshop: reflections of life

Suitable for seniors. Write and record your memories and milestones in a keepsake book to share with the Mornington Peninsula Libraries.

This free weekly face-to-face workshop for seniors provides helpful guidance and examples to explore and write your personal memories for a keepsake book of stories and images.

Be inspired to organise the memories you treasure into meaningful stories to read back over and share with family.

Rosebud Library 

9 Feb 2022 - Storytime session Seaford Beach

A special storytime session with Natured Kids

I’ll be sharing all the fun of Jetty Jumping, family activities and fun-filled environmental ocean care messages

30 March 2022 - WORDS AFTER DARK AUTHOR TALK

Join me in partnership with Antipodes Bookstore for their much-loved author talk series WORDS AFTER DARK 

Now hosted at Jackie Jones

I’ll be in conversation with author Brendan James Murray discussing his latest novel THE SCHOOL

9 APRIL 2022 - In store book signing

Can’t wait to see the gang at Mary Martin bookshop to sign copies of Jetty Jumping. 

21 April 2022 - WORDS AFTER DARK AUTHOR TALK

Join me, in partnership with Antipodes Bookstore for their much-loved author talk series WORDS AFTER DARK 

Now hosted at Jackie Jones

I’ll be in conversation with author Christian White discussing his latest novel WILD PLACE 

5 May 2022 - WORDS AFTER DARK AUTHOR TALK

Join me, in partnership with Antipodes Bookstore for their much-loved author talk series WORDS AFTER DARK 

Now hosted at Jackie Jones

I’ll be in conversation with author Joanna Buckley discussing her debut novel LILY HARTFORD’S LAST REQUEST  

11 May 2022 - SCHOOL VISIT AND AUTHOR TALKS

5 super class levels for a fab day of story sharing and writing together. Can’t wait to spend the day at Wandin North PS.  

23 May - 5 June 2022 - Police Point writer in residence

I’ll be writing from a little cottage by the sea to crank out the beginnings of a draft YA novel. Wish me luck! Thanks to Mornington Peninsula Shire / Mornington Peninsula Arts and Culture for this opportunity. 

28 July 2022 - MILESTONES AND MEMORIES WRITING WORKSHOP

If you’ve been wanting to write our lifetime moments, milestones and legacies stories this is a 1-day workshop for you.

Suitable for seniors this face-to-face workshop provides inspiration and organisation to write your memories, as well as wonderful prompts and personal guidance.

Held at Rye Community Centre. Limited spaces.

JULY 14, 2022 Blog writing skills for not for profits

I join Connecting Up to share tips and tactics for nfpo blogs.

A 90 minute online webinar with an overview and guidance for preparing blogs for your nfpo website.

JULY 21, 2022 AUTHOR STORYTIME AND VISIT

I join Mary Martin Bookshop – where my dreams of growing up to be a writer first started – for a special Thursday morning Storytime Session  

Hope to see you at the Port Melbourne store for some city story fun! 

AUGUST 2,9,16,23, 2022 Newsletter writing bootcamp for not for profits

I join Connecting Up for this focussed and helpful Newsletter writing Bootcamp to plan for and write newsletters that engage,

A 4 week 2 hour online webinar with step by step planning, useful ideas, helpful hacks and practical tools to make your nfpo newsletter resonate with readers and inspire action.

OCT 5, 2022 Issues media planning for not for profits

I join Connecting Up to give you an overview for why issues planning matters for your nfpos media management. Providing all the insight of a past journalist and Ministerial media manager. 

A 90 minute online webinar with helpful and practical issue planning insights and modeling to add to your nfpo communications toolbox. 

 

20 - 26 August 2022 - CBCA Book Week Author Talks / Workshops

Throughout Book Week I join libraries and schools virtually and face to face to share Jetty Jumping storytimes, writer’s notebook workshops and activities tailored for school and preschool children.

Now Booked Out. 

A Children’s Book Week initiative.

 

24 August 2022 - CBCA Book Week Author Talk and Career Copywriting Talk at Mentone Girls' Grammar School

Junior school sessions sharing Jetty Jumping storytimes, writer’s notebook workshops and activities tailored at Mentone GG.

Senior school How I became a copywriter and enjoyed a successful writing career conversation. I can’t wait to share with this special school. 

 

Fri 26 August 2022

A brilliant way to close Book Week with a return face-to-face visit to Casey Cardinia Libraries sharing a fun and fast-paced story session and Jetty Jumping writing and craft activities.

It’s 4:30 – 5:30pm after school. See you there 

A Children’s Book Week initiative.

 

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