I love writing copy and I love to create Book Trailers. I have been copywriting for over 10 years; writing Marketing and Press Releases during my years as a comedian, both in the corporate and commercial world, as well as comedy material.
My writing credits include The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, The Sydney Comedy Festival, ABC -TV (The Smallest Room in the House) and corporate gigs for clients such as Harry the Hirer (Melbourne) and The Camping and Caravanning Show. I am also a beta -reader, a book reviewer, a regular contributor to the North and West Melbourne Newspaper and a Judge for the 2020 Aurealis Awards.
My most recent work has been with Juliet Marillier, award winning author of ‘The Sevenwaters Series’ and ‘Blackthorn and Grim’. I have produced two trailers for Juliet’s latest trilogy ‘The Warrier Bards Series’ ( Pan-Macmillan Australia). The first trailer was for the 2019 release of ‘The Harp Of Kings’ and the second for the sequel released August 2020 – ‘A Dance With Fate’. I will soon begin work for the final book in the series, ‘A Song Of Flight’ , with a release date to be announced.
You can read Juliet’s testimonial on my work here. I believe in liaising closely with an author to develop a book trailer which best represents their story.
I have studied Copywriting and SEO, with the amazing Bernadette Schwerdt, at the Australian Writers Centre and I am currently an undergraduate with Victoria University, studying for my Bachelor Degree in Creative Writing and Historical Literature.
In 2019 I received my Certificate IV in Professional Editing and Creative Writing at Victoria University and in 2018, I completed the Sydney Writers Studio Course ‘Unlocking Your Creativity’ and ‘Short Story Genre’.
My past life....
A Graduate of the Ensemble Theatre three year drama course in Sydney, I wrote comedy material and song parodies, performing professionally as a singer and comedian from 1993 to 2001, in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. My gigs have included Sydney Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Hero Festival in New Zealand, a comedy tour of New Zealand with the show ‘Short and Curly’ and a tour of San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palm Springs with the Melbourne Rainbow Band as their resident singer and MC.