Authors - Just Right Words
Author Services

~ Editing

~ Appraisals

~ Coaching

~ Teaching Notes

~ School presentations

~ Book launches

What do you write?

Fiction for children

I have a special interest in picture books and young adult fiction, but I also love quality junior fiction and mid-grade works in all genres. I’m all about instilling a love of reading in our children and providing opportunities for imagination sprinkled with a touch of learning.

Adult fiction

My expertise and passion lie in paranormal, supernatural and horror fiction. I love character-driven Australian historical fiction and a good dose of mystery. Quirky short stories also float my boat. If your story is multi-genre — even better!


Memoir, business stories and interviews are my favourites when it comes to editing. Anything an education theme is going to bring my personal experience to the table. A topic that gets kids excited will usually have the same impact on me.

What services do I offer?

How do I work?

Collaboration and communication are everything.

My first connection with you will be via a free Zoom session.

If you already know what you need, let’s have a chat. If you’re not sure or don’t know which service will be more helpful, this is the ideal opportunity for us to work it out together.

Once we both know exactly what you need, we’ll work out a plan, set some goals and get cracking.

Why do I do this?

Through my memberships with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Australian Society of Authors (ASA), the Australian Writers’ Centre (AWC) and the ACT Writers Centre, I am incredibly lucky to be able to connect with a range of authors and illustrators — many of whom I am honoured to feature in my Author and Illustrator Showcase.

Being part of this creative community is like living in a magical realm. Whether it’s collaborating with individual authors to help make their books the best they can be, writing amazing teaching notes to accompany their stories, or assisting authors and illustrators to develop engaging school or community presentations — bringing words out into the world is simply the best.

It doesn’t matter if you’re published or just starting your writing journey — all authors need assistance at some point.