I am a Sydney-based writer and graduate of Clarion South.
Growing up in a migrant household, I was raised on Sicilian folklore and stories and never ending a sentence in the same language. I still struggle with syntax.
I began my teaching career teaching French, Italian and English as a second language and now work as a teacher librarian where I get to share my love of stories and writing with teenagers.
I am a modern librarian of the mantra, 'silence is not golden' and this makes our school library popular with hesitant teen readers. Secretly, I long to work in a library where silence is golden, and use stamps and library checkout cards instead of barcodes and scanners.
In my evening hours and the hours of in-between I write fiction and in these in-between hours have also managed to complete a Masters of Creative Writing. I am a lover of fairy tales, folklore and furry creatures and that three dimensional object - the book.
In more adventurous days I lived in Chile, South America, teaching English and belly-dancing.
Galaxy with Possums by Jamie Murrie