The Sensory Garden
“The Sensory Garden” is my first novel. Set in contemporary urban Melbourne, it is the story of Helen Johnson, and her attempt to create a beautiful, sensory garden. Helen’s attempt to create the garden reflects her attempt to achieve the Great Australian Dream of family, home ownership and career success, which in today’s society, is becoming harder and harder to attain.
I have started work on my second novel, “Safe Keeping.” This domestic noir novel is set in contemporary regional Victoria, and tells to story of Teresa Goodman, whose dreams of being a writer and starting a family have recently come true. But when the overwhelming demands of being a step mum and keeping a failing business afloat eclipse her dreams, Theresa has to question everything about her new life and the man she married.