I still remember the smell of the crinkled pages: Enid Blyton, Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, The Chronicles of Narnia. I lost myself in other worlds, solved mysteries and puzzled out secret codes.

One afternoon in April 2018, I was struck by a flash of inspiration. What if there was a boy who inherited mysterious physical powers but he just wanted to get rid of them? I began working on what has now become the first book of The Mastery Chronicles.

After taking the Australian Writers Centre course, ‘How to Write for Children and Young Adults‘, I overhauled the manuscript to craft a series filled with adventure and drama, mystery and suspense.

Who knows where the road will lead, but for now, I’m happy tapping away on the keys, figuring out plot problems, scouring Pinterest for inspiration and dreaming up rich worlds.