I have been involved in writing and publishing since 2000, when I began working full-time as a writer and educational editor for R.I.C. Publications www.ricgroup.com.au, a publisher of classroom resources for teachers. In this position, I wrote in every curriculum subject imaginable— including Creative Arts, Society and Environment, Health, Mathematics, English, Music and Science. I was also the editor of the company's magazine for teachers, Class Ideas K–3.
I am the author of chapter books, literature units and history resources for school-aged children with renowned Australian and New Zealand educational publishers.
In 2016 I became an accredited editor, having passed a written exam administered by the Australian Institute of Professional Editors. I also hold a BA (English), DipEd (Primary), Graduate Certificate of Editing and Publishing, Diploma of Freelance Journalism, Diploma of Professional Children's Writing and an Associate Diploma in Speech and Drama.
I have worked as a primary teacher, speech and drama examiner, professional actor and zoo and wildlife park guide, so I have a wide range of experience to draw from in my writing!
Please click on the links on this page to view some samples of my work.
'Colossal cassowaries, fatal frogs and odd okapis' (R.I.C. Publications)
'Mining and the environment' (R.I.C. Publications)
'The case of the Cottingley fairies' (R.I.C. Publications)
'The story of Abel Tasman' (R.I.C. Publications)
'Volcanic eruptions' (R.I.C. Publications)
Beyond the deepwoods (Hawker Brownlow Education)
Charlie and the great glass elevator (Hawker Brownlow Education)
'Nancy Wake: The White Mouse' (HistoriCool magazine)
'Creating drama for creative writing' (Class Ideas K-3 magazine)
'A demonic delight' (Fremantle Herald) - writing as Brenda Palmer
'Centre for the right side' (Fremantle Herald) - writing as Brenda Palmer
'Museum has the edge' (Fremantle Herald) - writing as Brenda Palmer
'Essential items for your supply teacher kit'
'Secrets to making a speech'
'Sure-fire bullying lesson activities'
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