I am an Australian author and content designer living just outside Oslo, Norway. I write novels for young adults as well as short stories, fairy tales and various content for my day job.

I studied Professional Writing in Adelaide, South Australia before moving to Norway in 2006. Creative writing took a backseat to IT project management and later to motherhood. During these years, a novel was brewing in the back of my mind. Then, in 2011, I finally sat down and gave it some real attention. That novel landed me an agent and I thought I was on my way.

And, writing-wise, I was. That first novel became two, and eventually four stories in a non-sequential series of YA books whose threads twist together to form a whole, but that also stand alone.

Things didn’t work out with that agent and that first book, however. When I realized it wasn’t going to sell and we weren’t in sync anymore, we parted ways amicably. Looking for a shift in gears, I went to work on a contemporary YA novel about the GamerGate scandal. It’s a subject close to my feminist heart, but ultimately didn’t pan out; contemporary just isn’t my style. So, I put that book away in a virtual drawer with the others and went back to my first love: dark, speculative YA.

My latest complete project, SPIRITS DARK, SPIRITS WILD, is represented by Laurel Symonds of kt literary.

And I’m putting the finishing touches on my first draft of an as-yet-unnamed YA speculative thriller about a missing child and the sister left haunted by her disappearance.

Short fiction

My first short story to be published, Grace of Women, was released by Kristell Ink in late 2012 as part of a steampunk anthology. Five more stories were published in the anthologies North of the Sun, South of the Moon: New Voices from Norway in May 2013, All the Ways Home in May 2014, These Twisted Roots in 2015, Some Shape of Beauty in 2016, In Darkness and Light in 2018, and Almost in 2022 with the Oslo Writers League, of which I am the founder.

I have published fairy tales in two collections, Willow, Weep No More (under the name Selina Carr) and Shadows of the Oak, published by Tenebris Books, an imprint of Grimbold Books, of which I am a co-founder.

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