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I'm a long time journalist, community worker and mother. I started my first novel series as my children grew into teens. I wanted to create an engaging series that would help adolescents uncover who they are; reconnect with parents; engage with a more diverse range of texts; find their voices and ultimately find healthier ways to interact with teachers and peers. Writing books that approach real issues in a meaningful and entertaining way just seemed like the perfect way for me to do this.
I'm passionate about helping people continue to grow through all stages of life and I also deliver narrative practice support services in Toowoomba. Put simply, this approach to re-authoring your life is a respectful, non-blaming and person-centred approach to tackling issues which centres people as the experts of their own lives and views problems as separate from people. At its core, this methodology is about reflecting on the events of your life through therapeutic journal writing and drawing, collaborative tree of life exercises and creative writing classes. You are empowered to take control of your own health and well-being journey and reduce the influence of problems on your life. If you're interested in setting up a group to facilitate learning these healthier coping skills, let me know in the 'Say Hello' section.
I also run a collaborative book review project featuring works I have read myself or ones that my book club or network partners in the community have recommended. If you love books as much as we do just click here and start updating your To Be Read lists.
We are always seeking new reviewers to help get the amazing stories of local Australian authors out into the big wide world.
If you've read a great book by a local artist or you have an upcoming event that needs support then we'd love to promote it!
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The Girl Diaries
This book series is a candid and often confronting introspective into the reality of life for Australian teens. Written in first person diary style format these novels are delivered to you in what can only be described as one truly, cringe-worthy journal.
The original watercolour trilogy is available on Amazon now and autographed copies can be ordered from The Book Tree in Toowoomba
To find out more about upcoming events, new books being released, online promotions and narrative practice support services please don't hesitate to contact our friendly team by email.
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