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Read a preview of All the Ways to Here, the sequel to my LGBTQ teen novel, Future Leaders of Nowhere.

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The Post-Coming out YA Story

I wrote a guest post for the fabulous Gay YA website, discussing the importance of stories that deal with issues and themes beyond the process of coming out in LGBTQ young adult fiction.

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Those Awkward Straight Girl Crushes

That awkward straight-friend crush. Haven’t all teen lesbians lived that particular hell?

My upcoming novel, Here’s the Thing is about sixteen-year-old Zel, who returns to Australia after nearly a year in New York. And when she moves she’s forced to leave her best friend, Prim, behind. This is extra devastating for Zel because for almost the entire time they’ve been friends, Zel has been harbouring a mammoth, unrequited crush on her.

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Gay/Bi Girls in Young Adult Fiction: My August reads

Here are three books young adult fiction books featuring LGBTQ girls that I read this month.  Two are new, while one was a new find.

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Excerpt: Here’s the Thing

Here is the first excerpt from my upcoming LGBT young adult release, Here’s the Thing, due in October

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Lost but Not: Why We Should Travel

Travelling is a rite of passage for so many young Australians, including myself. A tale of the first time I was truly lost in a foreign country.

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October LGBT YA Release: Here’s the Thing

Hi all,  meet my upcoming LGBT young adult fiction release, Here’s the Thing, and my favourite book cover to date, created by the talented Adam for Ylva.

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I Learned Something (It happens sometimes)


How being reviewed as a young adult writer made me a better young adult reader.

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