About Pat



Having worked for many years in children's services at long day care centres, out of school hours care, museum settings and tafe teaching, I am now a full time writer of children's poetry, short stories and flash fiction.

I've also visited child care centres with a variety of mini beasts and related activities as I love connecting children with the natural world. Insects and arachnids are not yukky!

My first 'Book Week' visit happened in 2015 and I loved sharing my writing with the children and teachers at Grays Point School.


I live at Scarborough on the NSW south coast of Australia, with a menagerie of critters.

I love reading, writing and animals. My writing is usually fun but sometimes dark - just like life really!

I love poetry and I like writing poetry that makes people smile!

As an emerging writer, I’m keen to connect with other writers so that we can share our journey.


My Cats