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I am a psychologist turned writer living in Perth, Australia. Instead of listening to other people’s stories, I am now writing my own. I have just graduated (October 2021) with a Master of Arts (Writing and Literature) degree, specialising in creative writing from Deakin University. My historical fiction novel, Roses of Budapest, was shortlisted in the HarperCollins 2020 Banjo Prize for an unpublished commercial fiction manuscript. It’s my second historical fiction manuscript, my preferred genre, and is the story of a young Jewish woman living in Hungary in World War Two.
I love to write about strong women challenging society’s expectations and limitations, and making a difference for women in future generations. I also love writing stories on topics, situations or contexts that have rarely or never been addressed in the fictional form. I spend a lot of time researching! Ultimately, I wish to provide a platform for voices and stories that have never been heard and to reinsert these voices and stories into a history, a narrative, in which they truly deserve a presence.
I love to write with all my soul.
As a former psychologist, I also have a strong passion for mental health and suicide prevention awareness. In September 2017 I was published as part of an anthology on suicide prevention compiled by the world-wide suicide prevention movement Project Semicolon, and published by HarperCollins US. To be part of an international collaboration on a topic I am passionate about was an amazing experience.
My work has also been published in MamaMia and Verandah Journal.
As well as possessing a MA, and a Psychology degree, I have Post-Graduate Diplomas in Education, and in International Health. This is in order to pursue another dream of mine: to one day volunteer in war-torn countries and provide storytelling/narrative-based therapy for children who have experienced trauma.
I believe that words inspire, educate, entertain, but that they can also potentially heal.