It's my belief that you
can only be really great
at one thing in your life

All the things that I am bad at—hosting a party, talking to children, standing against a bar in a non-sleazy way—contribute to being better at one thing: storytelling.

The works shared here represent a chronological slice of my writing and storytelling career, hence my most recent stuff is always at the top.

If you would like to publish or re-distribute any of the work you read here, please get in touch.

Below is a list of other things I am either not so good at, or very bad at, followed by a list of where you might have seen, read, or heard from me.

Things I am currently bad at

  • Hosting a party
  • Turning off lights around the house
  • Talking and listening at the same time
  • Posture
  • Keeping my hair
  • Basketball
  • Talking to children
  • Reading long books
  • Small talk
  • Dinner parties (with small talk)
  • Keeping in contact with old friends
  • Reading menus when people are talking
  • Watering indoor plants
  • Hanging up wet towels
  • Colour coordination
  • Following procedures
  • Reading manuals
  • Painting landscapes
  • Reading washing instructions

2009
Griffith Review
Emerging Writer
of the Year

Publications

A Funeral for Eddie Moon (Short Story)
Meanjin Vol. 71
September 2012

Free Falling (Short Story)
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine ed. 48
October 2010

Without Country (Short Story)
Griffith Review: 2nd Annual Fiction Edition ed.
30 October 2010

Visitors (Short Story)
Dot Dot Dash Magazine vol 3
Summer 2010

Griffith Review Emerging Writer of the Year (Non-Fiction)
2009

City of Birds (Long Story)
Sitelines vol 6.2
Spring 2009

Greyfields (Creative Non Fiction)
Griffith Review: After the Crisis ed. 25
September 2009

Desert Stories (Short Story)
Sitelines vol 2.1
Autumn 2005

Stars in his Eyes (Reportage)
West Australian Newspaper: Big Weekend
Saturday August 9, 2003

Malpractice (Short Story)
Published in Naked Eye
Summer 2002