Events and Publications 


  • Poem entitled Failure published in No 9 Friendly St. Poetry Reader (as Jane Turner)


  • Winner, Tom Collins Poetry Prize for poem In Blessed and in Broken Times (as Jane Turner),


  • Winner, The Writer’s News NSW short story competition  - short story entitled

Soap Dreams, published in Banana, July 1991 (as Jane Turner).


  • In Blessed and in Broken Times published in Sudden Alchemy anthology edited by Patricia Darby, Fellowship of Australian Writers WA


  • Selected to take part in the mentorship programme, SA Writers’ centre with Nicholas Jose
  • Short story The imprint longlisted for the 2002 Glen Eira Literary awards, ‘My Brother Jack’ short story award


  • Children’s short story Subway Scare shortlisted in the Gininnderra Danger competition and published in the anthology Danger
  • ArtsSA emerging artists grant awarded to work on second draft of Poinciana


  • Commended, poem entitled Mrs C, Woorilla Annual Poetry Prize, and published in Woorilla Magazine, Vic
  • Honourable Mention, short story The Hay Plains, Wimmera Regional Library Corporation Short Story awards, Vic
  • Short story Turtle Beach selected and read on Radio Adelaide summer short story programme


  • Junior novel, Gone Fishing published by Macmillan Education
  • Invited author, Young Author’s night


  • Novel, Poinciana published by Wakefield Press
  • Short story, Bridging, Highly Commended in Society of Women Writers’ Tasmania short story competition and published in ‘Stylus’ magazine, March 2006
  • Memoir  Bringing the babe (or taking the tot) to San Francisco published on-line -
  • Poinciana shortlisted for the People’s Choice award, City of Onkaparinga and SA Writers’ Festival
  • The Hay Plains shortlisted in SA Writers’ Festival short story competition and published in Party Walls anthology, Seaview Press
  • Guest speaker, Independent Arts Foundation, Adelaide, SA
  • Invited speaker, Brisbane Writers’ festival, book launch at Alliance Française and panel at the festival
  • Invited author, Young Author’s night
  • Book club invitations
  • Guest speaker, French Teachers’ Association of NSW, annual conference, Pymble Ladies College Sydney NSW


  • Anthology - Adopting: Parents’ Stories, Wakefield Press
  • Poinciana shortlisted for Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, best first novel, South East Asia and South Pacific region
  • Awarded Macquarie Bank Longlines residency, Varuna Writers’ House, Blue Mountains NSW
  • Awarded Australia Council Literature Board grant for a New Work, Developing Writer
  • Columnist, SA Fifties Plus, volume 1, issues 1-3
  • November, invited guest, Salon International du Livre Océanien in New Caledonia
  • Poem Therapy selected as finalist in the Mental Health week ‘words’ awards

·         Guest speaker, Mary McGrath Memorial lecture, Glenelg SA

·         Guest speaker, Queen Adelaide club, SA

·         Guest speaker, Lyceum Club, Adelaide SA

·         Guest speaker, Writers and their worlds, Flinders University SA

·         Invited reader at Wordfire, Crown and Sceptre hotel, Adelaide SA

  • Invited author, Young Author’s night
  • Book club invitations


2nd Oct Flinders University Guest Lecture 'What is 'New' In Fiction?'

13th Nov Book club invitation, Uraidla, SA

19th June City Young Authors’ night, invited author, St Peter’s College SA

15th August Book club invitation, Belair SA

18th Sept Southern Young Authors’ night, invited author, Cardijn College Noarlunga SA

8th October Mental Health Week awards for poetry at the SA Writers centre


  • Guest speaker, Friends of the Wollongong City Library
  • Clinical content writer, Black Dog Institute 2009-2011
  • Teacher, Write Fiction, TafeSA
  • Invited writer, Community Writer’s week, Varuna Writers’ House, Blue Mountains NSW


  • Guest author series, invited author, Thirroul public library
  • Book club invitation



 The psychology of creative writing- full day workshop, Merimbula, NSW Far South Coast Writers’ Group.



Writing Multi-sensory fiction – half day workshop, South Australian Writers’ Centre

Multi-sensory writing - full day workshop, Merimbula, NSW Far South Coast Writers’ Group.

 Editor, Psychnews – newsletter of the APS, South Australia (until end 2016)


This (cheesy) life, Weekend Australian, June

Mental Health Awareness – Responding to Students (e-learning training for staff and booklet)

Writing in Flow full day workshop, Merimbula, NSW, Far South Coast Writers’ Group.

 Guest speaker, The psychology of Writing – Australian Psychological society, AGM



Bounding over the blocks – half day workshop, South Australian Writers’ Centre

‘The psychology of writing’ Southern Write, March

Short Story, Boy, Falling, longlisted in BBC 4 Opening Lines radio short story, accepted for publication, Lizard Skin Press

Staff blogger, Unithrive (University of Adelaide positive psychology website) – commencing 28 July 2014

‘Bounding over the blocks’ full day workshop (forthcoming, September), Merimbula, NSW, Far South Coast Writers’ Group.



'The skies will be clear'‚Äč highly commended in Fellowship of Western Australian Writers Hadow/Stuart short story competition 2015.


‘Storymaking and Storytelling: An exploration of the Therapeutic Benefits’ published in InPsych, May 2015


‘Write Yourself’, workshop facilitated - Salisbury Writers Festival, SA August


Narrative Arc workshop, South Australian Writers Centre, March

May, Kangaroo Island post published in 'Orion', the place where you live. 

August, Flash piece 'Breathe' shortlisted in Brilliant Flash Fiction second anniversary competition (scoll down to read the piece)

Beyond the Line: Seven Short Stories published by Wordrunner echapbooks, September, available on Amazon

Book club invitation, Grange SA, November

Invited author, ASA Books Pro, Authors in Schools, Samaritan College, Whyalla SA


Narrative Arc, author presentation (ASA Authors in Schools) St Michael’s College, Henley Beach SA, February

‘For Good’ published 23/2/2017, Black Rose Writing

Narrative Arc, workshop, SAWC, March 2017