Do you like reading about things beyond the normal world? Paranormal powers, ghosts, parallel worlds, aliens? I write about normal kids who find out that the world outside their window isn't quite what they thought it was, and have to deal with that in different ways.
In this world, I live in regional Queensland, Australia, with my three children and a behaviourally-challenged dog.
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Nathan has never felt like he fits into his adopted family or his opal-mining community in the South Australian desert.
Then he finds an abandoned mineshaft and discovers something much more incredible than opal potch.
But now that he knows exactly who and what he is, and why he doesn’t fit in, he has a choice to make. A choice which will change his life forever…
When Cam agrees to join Project Phoenix so he can master his pyrokinetic skills and make sure he never hurts anyone again, he doesn't expect to find friends who understand. Not to mention use his powers to help people.
But someone within Project Phoenix is keeping secrets. Secrets which could cost Cam and his friends their freedom...
Flume chose to leave her former home and let herself be washed on to Mon Repos Beach. Her foster parents believe she has amnesia. But Flume knows exactly who and what she is – and now she needs to know if she’s made the right choice…
Faryn is the youngest member of a scientific team exploring the planet Erikus-4.
When she discovers something odd about the trees near the river, and everyone else is too busy with their own tasks to listen, Faryn decides to conduct her own experiment. But will her impulsive act endanger herself – or someone else?
When Shari brought the injured white cat home from the park, she knew she had to keep it hidden from her nasty stepmother. But when the cat is discovered, something incredible happens – something that will change four lives forever.
Keerwan’s people have lived in the Valley for hundreds of years, trapped by the lethal mind-sucking molleng – creatures held in check only by the mysterious powers of the Giant.
When Keerwan and the Giant are both kidnapped and stranded far beyond the Valley, they are forced to rely on each other. But in the wider Forest they learn secrets about their peoples' past which will change them forever.
When the Dawn Breaks
Leigh is in hospital, and she knows she’s really sick.
One night she meets Toby, a little kid who was in a serious accident, and is almost ready to go home.
But is Toby all that he seems? Or is he on a special mission?
Flight and Flame
This is an anthology of four stories suitable for kids from 8 to 12 years old.
Wheel and Fly - Can Rach help her cousin Keith find the criminals who caused his car crash?
Firepower - Who is Kevin, and why is the Morph after him?
Escape from the Aerie - Ricky and Tia can fly, but are they safe at the Aerie?
When the Dawn Breaks - Leigh is in hospital - but why is Toby there?
Zoey on Track
Zoey has waited years until she was old enough to race junior sedans at Speedway. Now she’s in her first race… and it’s not going so well.
Will Colin and Mark’s teasing stop Zoey from chasing her dreams? Or will she take Emily’s advice and go for it?
Marina of the Sea
Marina was told by the Institute scientists that there were no other dolphin shapeshifters like her.
Then she discovers there is a boy with the same powers living near an island to the south. Why has Dr Shaw lied to her about Fynn? Is he really searching for a cure for her, or is he working on something more sinister?
To find out, she'll have to risk everything...
Fynn of the Ocean
When Bonnie finds Fynn hurt and unconscious on the beach, he tells her he remembers nothing about his past.
But does he? He seems to know a lot about the ocean, and the dolphins, for someone who can't recall pizza and TV...
When Bonnie finally discovers his incredible secret she agrees not to say a word.
But when fish start dying Fynn himself may have to reveal his abilities to save his family...
Escape from the Aerie
Tia and Ricky were born with wings.
They have lived at the Aerie their whole lives, kept secret from the rest of the world and studied by the scientists of BioTronics.
But when Kylie, the Aerie Director’s daughter, discovers that BioTronics has been training the twins to play a sinister role, she decides to help them escape.
Chloe has kept her shapeshifting powers secret all of her life.
But when her stepfather finds out he forces Chloe to shapeshift into other people to commit robberies for him. If Chloe refuses, he will hurt her baby sister.
Chloe knows he will do it. He’s already killed her mother.
Can Chloe trust her new friends Tash and Shaun with her secret, or will Shaun's plan put them all in danger?
Kevin has grown up fighting to control his fire-generating powers.
His father has always told him that he is trying to find a cure, but when Kevin finds out he is lying, he runs away.
Cathy and Dillon live next door. They know nothing about Kevin – until they see him running away from the Morph, a horrible little green monster determined to steal Kevin's powers.
Wheel and Fly
When Keith and Rachel are involved in a car accident, Rach is blinded and Keith retreats into a coma. But the accident has also given Keith incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers.
Keith is a police officer and, when he learns his ‘accident’ was caused deliberately to stop him investigating a drug ring, he is determined to finish what he started.
But to do that he needs Rach's help.
The Midnight Running
Awarded 2nd place, Voices on the Coast Novel Competition, 2006
One year ago Megan lost her elder brother in a motorbike accident.
Tonight she will find out why.
Tonight, dared into Running with Ty and Holly, Megan will discover that the world isn't what it seems and that every choice has its own set of consequences...