I am an experienced public speaker and have presented to range of differing audiences including:

  • Donor Families
  • Medical Professionals
  • Library & Teaching Staff
  • Schools
  • Community Groups

My regular presentations include Author Talks* and Writing Workshops* along with Education / Awareness / Fundraising for both Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation.

Meet the Author Talks
Pepsi the ‘Perfect’ Puppy – the real Pepsi Parsons Story
This presentation focuses on the real stories behind Pepsi the Problem Puppy and using real life events to write believable fiction.
Includes behind the scenes photos, drafts, make your own origami puppy (for K and PP), and ample question time.
This talk is suitable for Primary Students.
* Class Set of Pepsi the Problem Puppy is available for loan prior to this talk subject to availability.

My Writing Journey
This talk is suitable for Middle, Upper Primary and Secondary Students.

Writing Workshops
From Life to Fiction
Explores ways students can take real events and use them in their creative writing.
Button Story
Students write their own story using a button as a visual guide along with guided prompts.

My Journey to Transplant
This talk is suitable for High Schools (aligns with the WA Curriculum, Year 11 Health, Ethics of Organ Donation), Community Groups & Medical Professionals.

The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses  & Cystic Fibrosis Education 
This talk focuses on Cystic Fibrosis, (aligns with the WA Curriculum under Respiratory System) and is best suited to students from year five upwards.

If you’re after a different sort of talk or workshop please use the contact page to enquire further.

* I charge Australian Society of Author rates for both Author Talks and Writing Workshops.


 Upcoming Events

9th November, Fusion Festival, Gosnells – Human Book as part of the Human Library

Past Events
7th September, TedxPerth – Human Book as part of the Human Library
4th July Centre for Stories
7th July Nirankari Centre for Oneness
31st July Writing For Life – Prize Ceremony for 2018 Winners21st October 2018 | Australian Short Story Festival – Are You Sitting Comfortably?
August 2018 | Bookweek talks
30 July 2018 | Writing for Life 2018 Launch
28th June 2018 | Bread and Butter, Centre for Stories
14th May 2018 | My Journey to Transplant – Curtain University Nursing Students
17th November 2017 | Books in Homes Role Model talk, Majella Catholic Primary School
8th November 2017 | Introduction to WAYRBA – Library and Information Focused Training PD
August 2017 | Bookweek Talks
19th November 2016 | Writing the Dream Launch
4th August 2016 | My Journey to Transplant – Fiona Stanley Hospital Staff
31st July 2016 | Disrupted Festival – Human Library
6th March 2016 | DonateLife Honour Ceremony
2013 – 2017 | Cystic Fibrosis Education – My Journey to Transplant presentations to primary and secondary students & community groups