Successes

Picture Books
2015 ‘Forest Wonder’ CEW Ink (Won Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction sect. of 2016 International Book Awards – USA.)
                                                          (Second Picture Book 5 Years & Younger Section 2016 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards – USA.)
2014 ‘Hector’s Holiday’ Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal
2013 ‘Climb’ Little Steps Publishing (Finalist Children’s Picture Book: Softcover Fiction sect. of 2014 International Book Awards – USA)
1998 ‘Leo’s Last Laugh’ Ginninderra Press
1998 ‘Moodle and the Clinker Dog Show’ Ginninderra Press’
Short Stories & Poems
Dec 2017 The Caterpillar ‘A Tale of Two Mice’
Sept 2017 Australian Children’s Poetry Website ‘Wish List’
August 2017 Australian Children’s Poetry Website ‘The Night The Kids Cooked Dinner’
August 2017 The School Magazine (Countdown) ‘How We Got A Dog Without Even Trying’
June 2017 Australian Children’s Poetry Website ‘Out The Gate’
March 2017 Australian Children’s Poetry Website ‘Winter Ablutions’
May 2016 The School Magazine (Countdown) ‘Fred, Ted and Ned’
June 2015 Short and Twisted Anthology ‘Brotherly Love’
April 2015 The Australia Times Poetry Magazine ‘Something To Cheer About’ & ‘Remember It’
Feb 2014 The School Magazine (Countdown) ‘Harry the Huntsman’
Dec 2013 ‘Christmas Celebrations Anthology Thynks Publications  ’Christmas Night’
2013 The Looking Glass Magazine Volume Two Issue Two ‘Forest Wonder’ & ‘Out The Gate’
June 2001 Mirboo North Times Quarterly Digest ‘Phil To The Rescue’
June 2000 Story Digest ‘Innocent Deception’
June 1999 New Writer Magazine ‘Friday Night’
April 1999 Mirboo North Times Quarterly Digest ‘Another Day in the Office’
1999 Hermes (University of Sydney Literary Journal) ‘Burning Rage’
Nov 1998 Sapphire Magazine (online) ‘Another Day in the Office’
Oct 1998 Sapphire Magazine (online) ‘Back-To-Front Chat’
Sept 1998 Reader’s World ‘The True Spirit of Christmas’
1995 That’s Life Magazine ‘A Birthday Surprise’.
Articles
Mar 2013:  Style Magazine ‘Round and Round the Garden’ & ‘A Garden for all Seasons’
Dec 2012:  Style Magazine ‘Japanese Style’, ‘Eat Your Greens’ & ‘Scooter Flowers’
May 2012: Style Magazine ‘Gourmet At Home’ & ‘The More Things Change’
Feb 2012: Style Magazine ‘Built With Love’ & ‘Having The Edge’
Jun 2011: Parenting Express Website ‘Question Time’
Mar 1997: National Cat Magazine ‘Cheeky Gets His Sweet Revenge’
May 1995: Muse Magazine ‘Great Scot’
Apr 1995: Stage Whispers Magazine ‘Beginning With The End In Mind’
Competitions
Nov 2017 Cervantes Festival of Arts Written Bush Poetry Comp
Commended ‘ Remember It’
Oct 2017 Ipswich Poetry Fest Written Bush Poetry Comp
Highly Commended ‘The Night The Kids Cooked Dinner’
Sept 2017 Churchill & District News Writing Comp Open Poetry
First Place ‘My Mate Jim’
Dece 2016 Jackie Hosking Christmas Comp Rhyming Verse
Highly Commended ‘The Night The Kids Cooked Dinner’
Oct 2016 WA bush Poets & Yarn Spinners Assoc 2016 State Championships Written Verse – Humorous
Highly Commended ‘The Night The Fairstar Sank At Warren’
Aug 2016 The Copper Croc Poetry Awards
Commended ‘The Night The Fairstar Sank At Warren’
Jan 2016 ABPA Golden Damper Bush Poetry Peformance Competition
Third ‘Whiskers And The Pinnacle Guinea Pig Races’
Dec 2015 Young Cherry Festival Performance Bush Poetry Competition
Highly Commended ‘Whiskers And The Pinnacle Guinea Pig Races’
Nov 2015 Jackie Hosking’s Rhyming Verse Story Competition
Highly Commended ‘Whiskers And The Pinnacle Guinea Pig Races’
Nov 2015 Jackie Hosking’s Rhyming Poetry Competition
Highly Commended ‘Albatross’
April 2015 Clare Valley Council ANZAC Remembered Literary Competition Open Class
Equal First ‘Something To Cheer About’
Dec 2014 Jackie Hosking’s Rhyming Poetry Competition
Third Place ‘Fred, Ted and Ned’
Oct 2014 Toolangi CJ Dennis Poetry Competition Poem Written By Adults for Children
Second Place ‘School Shoes’
Aug 2014 Mudgee Valley Writers Inc Literary Competition Open Poetry
Second Place ‘My Mate Jim’
Aug 2014 Leeton Eisteddfod Written Section Original Poem – 18 Years & Over
First Place ‘Party Time’
July 2014 Churchill & District News Adult Poetry Competition
First Place ‘The Six Million Dollar Bridge’
June 2014 The Henry Lawson Society of NSW Inc. Gulgong Literary Awards – Emerging Writers’ Poetry Section
First Place ‘The List’
May 2014 Kingaroy Eisteddod Inc Literary Section ‘Bush Poem’
Second Place ‘The Team’
April 2014 Victorian Bush Poetry Championships – Performance of Original Humourous Poem
Third Place ‘Travelling Workers In Temporary Situations (TWITS)’
April 2014 Victorian Bush Poetry Championships – Performance of Original Serious Poem
Highly Commended ‘Riverina Rain’
Mar 2014 John O’Brien Bush Poetry Competition – Performance of a Bush Poem
First Place ‘The List’
Mar 2014 John O’Brien Bush Poetry Competition – Jim Angel Award (Best Performance of Original Poem)
First Place ‘The List’
Mar 2014 John O’Brien Bush Poetry Competition – Performance of a John O’Brien Poem
First Place ‘Twin Cylinders’
Nov 2013 Shoalhaven Timber Festival Australian Bush Poetry Competition
Highly Commended ‘The List’
Sept 2013: Churchill & District News Adult Short Story Competition
Equal Third  ‘From The South’
Aug 2013:  Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal Picture Book Competition
Second Place ‘Hector’s Holiday
June 2013:  Henry Lawson Society of NSW Inc. Clyde Oakley Memorial Emerging Poet’s Award
Highly Commended ‘Travelling Workers In Temporary Situations (TWITS)’
Mar 2013:  John O’Brien Bush Poetry Competition – Performance of a Serious Poem
 First Place ‘Riverina Rain’
Mar 2013:  John O’Brien Bush Poetry Competition – Jim Angel Award (Best Performance of Original Poem)
First Place ‘Riverina Rain’
Dec 2012 : Thynks Publications Christmas Celebrations Poetry Competition
Runner Up ‘Christmas Night’
Oct 2012:   A Feast of Poetry
Third Place ‘Travelling Workers in Temporary Situations’ (TWITS)
Sept 2012:  Wagga Wagga Eisteddfod Open Poetry Section
Second Place ‘Christmas Night’
Sept 2012:  Churchill & District News Poetry Competition
First Place ‘Riverina Rain’
Third Place ‘Christmas Night’
Sept 2012:  Churchill & District News Story for Children Competition
First Place ‘Tully and the Tooth Fairy
Aug 2012:  Jelli Beanz Publishing Marshall Allan Hill Award for Children’s Story
Second Place  ‘The Lonely Pine’
Aug 2012:  Leeton Eisteddfod – Open Poetry Section 2012
Third Place  ‘Riverina Rain’
June 2012        Positive Words Poetry Competition 2012
Shortlist ‘Practical Recycling’
May 2012: FAW Tasmania Nairda Lyne Award Story Suitable for Children Aged 8-12
Highly Commended ‘The Lonely Pine’
April 2012: Ascent Aspirations Children’s Story Anthology Contest
One of Ten Selected Contributors ‘How We Got A Dog Without Even Trying’
Mar 2012: Eaglehawke Dahlia & Arts Festival 2012 Literary Competition (Alan Llewellyn Bush Verse)
Commended ‘Riverina Rain’
Jan 2012: Positive Words End of the Year Poetry Competition 2011
Highly Commended ‘Christmas Night’
Nov 2011: Toolangi CJ Dennis Poerty Festival Writing Competition Poem Written by Adults for Children
Second ‘Out The Gate Is Really Great’ (Children Judging)
Third ‘The Pool’ (Adult Judging and Children Judging)
Sept 2011: Churchill and District Short Story and Poetry Competition A Short Story for Children Section
First ‘Where’s Cheeky?’
Aug 2011: Jelli-Beanz Publishing Marshall Allan Hill Children’s Writing Award
Shortlisted ‘How We Got A Dog Without Even Trying’
Jun 2011: Brighton COW (Community of Writers) Spring Break Non Fiction Comp
Equal First ‘Don’t Do It Yourself’
May 2011: FAW Tasmania Naira Lyne Award Children’s Story
Highly Commended ‘How We Got A Dog Without Even Trying’
Mar 2007: P&O Past Passenger 100 Words or Less Writing Competition
First Place
Jun 2004: Albury City Libraries Short Story
Highly Commended ‘Family Matters’
Apr 2004: Positive Words Short Story
Commended ‘Family Matters’
Mar 2004: Manly FAW Literary Competition Article
Second Place ‘Poles Apart’
Nov 2003: Queensland FAW Soapbox Competition
Commended ‘Don’t Do-It-Yourself’
Nov 2001: Centoria Mighty Mollusc Competition Short Story
Commended ‘The Pub’
July 2001: ABC Essay
First Place ‘Recommended for Mature Audiences’
Apr 2001: De Bortoli Riverina Flickers Competition Short Story
Second Place ‘Friday Night’Debortoli Riverina Flickers Competition Film ScriptHighly Commended ‘Innocent Deception’
Jan 1999: The Land Newspaper Old School Yard Writing Competition
Runner Up ‘There’s No Such Things As Bunyips’
Jul 1998: Hastings Regional Literary Competition Article
‘Don’t Do-It-Yourself’
Dec 1997: Hunter Regional FAW Denis Butler Memorial Competition Children’s Story
Additional Mention ‘Leo’s Last Laugh’
Dec 1997: Hunter Regional FAW Denis Butler Memorial Competition Essay
Additional Mention ‘Don’t Do-It-Yourself’
Oct 1996: Hunter Regional FAW Denis Butler Memorial Competition Children’s Story
Commended ‘Moodle And The Clinker Dog Show’
Other
Oct 2017 Picture Book Workshop Yarrowitch Public School
Oct 2017 Video Link Workshop with Chandler, Yarrowitch & Ebor Public Schools
August 2017 Guest Speaker PLC Armidale Book Week
May 2016 Guest Performance Poet at Batlow Cider Fest, Batlow
Mar 2016 Guest Speaker at Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival, Jindabyne
Mar 2014 ‘Riverina Rain and other poems’ – Bush Poetry Book
Ongoing:  Emerging Writer on Creative Kids Tales Website www.creativekidstales.com.au
May 1999: ‘Innocent Deception’ Write Now for Radio (Radio Play)
Letters
Mar 2014 The Sun-Herald Sunday Life Magazine
Nov 2013 Country Style Magazine
Nov 2010 Country Style Magazine
Jan 2004 The Age Good Weekend Magazine
Jul 2003 The Age Good Weekend Magazine
Jan 2001 The Herald Sun Newspaper
Education
1993 Bachelor of Business (Office Management) Deakin University
1998 Diploma Comprehensive Writing Course The Writing School