• LGBT+ YA,  Writing

    The Joy of Pride

    I’m an introvert and suffer from social anxiety. I don’t generally go out of my way to attend events where there are lots of people, especially when I don’t know them. But one of the things I will always do when I can is attending Pride. This year was my second at Sunshine Coast Pride Festival’s Fair Day as an author, and although it was exhausting, it was also inspiring, humbling and amazing in equal measure. Now that I’ve recovered from the inevitable introvert hangover that follows from attending an event like this, I wanted to share some thoughts on why Pride events are still important, even though we’re evolving…

  • About Me,  LGBT+ YA,  News

    Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Wrap-up

      Sunshine Coast Pride Festival was a blast!  I just had to get that out of the way first up because it was an amazing day and I am SO exhausted because of it. In a good way, of course! It was my first time out and about in public meeting people and talking about my writing, so it was hard to know what to expect. It was also the first time the Festival had gone out on its own away from an established market day so it was a big unknown as to how that would translate into crowd numbers. There was no need to worry though because people poured…