Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

This is where you'll find answers to the most common questions I'm asked:

What is a cozy?

Click through to discover the ins and outs of a cozy mystery.

Why is it cozy and not cosy?

Because the genre "cozy mystery" originated in America (most cozy authors are American) the American spelling with z, instead of s, is used. I'm okay with the spelling now, but I struggled with it at first!

Stone the crows, mate, I thought you spoke English Down Under?

Aussies are known for their use of slang - including reducing everything to as few syllables as possible (no-one goes to McDonalds in Australia, we go to Maccas). No surprise slang pops up in my books! Click through for a brief overview of some of the more common terms.

Is that really what Australia is like?

Of course! But to find out more visit the official Australian tourism site and experience it for yourself with their 360' videos (including one of Canberra, my home city and the nation's capital).

Are you available to speak to my writing group?

In 2020, thanks to the current situation with Covid-19, I am not presenting any face-to-face workshops. You can, however, join me for an online workshop, part of the RWAustralia virtual conference line-up in August. Details here.

For any other opportunities, or to request my attendance at an event, please contact me through my website.