News & Updates

Announcing CRETACEA – a new trilogy!

I’m thrilled to announce that CRETACEA, my new middle-grade trilogy about warring dinosaur kingdoms, will be published in the US by Henry Holt Books for Young Readers in 2023. 📖 🦕

I’m having a “roarsome” time writing these books and can’t wait for you all to meet the dino crew!

Cretacea – a new Middle Grade trilogy about warring dinosaur kingdoms!


Publication Day: Agent Nomad 2

Hi everyone! It’s the 1st of May, which means it’s publication day. How did the months pass so quickly? Agent Nomad 2 (Deadly Magic) is hitting bookshops around Australia today:

I had a lot of fun writing Nomad’s second adventure and I hope that you all enjoy reading it!

In other news, The Hush is preparing for its American publication in June. A few early reviews have started to roll in, including a lovely Starred Review from Kirkus:

The team at Sky Pony Press have done a wonderful job and I’m so excited about this release!


Publication day for AGENT NOMAD

Hooray! It’s finally publication day for Agent Nomad: The Eleventh Hour. It’s such a joy to hold the final product in my hands:

From today, The Eleventh Hour is officially available in bookshops and online around Australia.

Some lovely early reviews are starting to appear. Here are a few snippets (with links to full reviews):

“London, sorcery, gut-wrenchingly evil villains and a pretty damn awesome teenage Aussie heroine? Sign me up!” — Amy, CBCA Reading Time

“Agent Nomad will appeal to all your fantasy lovers who enjoy magic, adventure and a strong story line.” — Michelle, Lamont Standing Orders

“The Eleventh Hour is an engaging, fast-paced story with heart-stopping action and heart-warming friendships.” — Angelique, Books and Publishing

I owe a massive thanks to my agent, Rick Raftos, as well as the wonderful team at Penguin Random House Australia. Without them, this book would still just be a Word document on my computer.

To my readers — thank you, as always, for your kind messages and emails. I’m so happy and excited to share this new adventure with you.

And now… let the mission begin!


More International Covers

Hi guys! Today I’m super excited to reveal the American cover for THE HUSH! This edition will be published by Sky Pony Press in 2017:

I’m absolutely in love with this cover! There are so many elements of the plot hidden in the image.

Recently, I also received these awesome Chinese editions of Chasing the Valley and Borderlands in the mail. They’re published by Phoenix Publishing:

I love these dramatic covers and it’s always wonderful to see the books in another language!

In other news, the first AGENT NOMAD book is off to the printers — hooray! I recently received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of the book and it was such a thrill to hold it in my hands for the first time:

The second book is about to be typeset, which is always an exciting stage in the process. Can’t wait to see the books in their final form!


Introducing AGENT NOMAD — my new series!

Hi guys! Today I’m excited to reveal some details about AGENT NOMAD, my new spy/ fantasy series launching in February 2017.

Here are the covers for Book One and Two, designed by the awesome Christa Moffitt:

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AGENT NOMAD is all about spies, secrets and sorcery. Although the series is set in the modern world, it still contains plenty of magic. (And adventures. And explosions. And… you get the idea.)

For more info, check out the book page:


New Series, Aurealis Shortlist & U.S. Deal

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven’t posted here in quite a few months, but I promise I’ve been keeping busy and working hard on my writing. In fact, I have quite a bit of news! In no particular order…

1. New Seriescoming soon

I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new fantasy series coming from Random House Australia in early 2017. Although I can’t reveal too much yet, I’m having a blast writing it! It features adventure, friendship, danger, international travel, spies and sorcery.

Right now, the estimated publication dates are February 2017 for Book One and May 2017 for Book Two.

2. Aurealis Shortlist (The Hush)

The HushThe Hush has been shortlisted for Best YA Novel in the Aurealis Awards! I’m incredibly honoured and grateful to be shortlisted alongside such fantastic books and authors.

If you’re looking for something new to read, check out some of the awesome books on the list! (I can personally recommend Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff or The Laws of Magic by Michael Pryor.)

The shortlists for all categories are here:

3. American Deal (The Hush)

The Hush is going to be published in America! I can’t wait to see the U.S. edition and to work with the wonderful team at Sky Pony Press ( ).

The U.S. edition is due to be published around mid-2017.