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UnderstoryUnderstory was inspired by ...

My affinity with trees and a decade spent living inside a forest on the Sunshine Coast hinterland.

Describe Understory in one sentence:

A journey of staying in one place told through trees.

The best part of writing Understory was ...

Finding a structure for the story, and then the perspective it has given me of my own life.

When I'm not writing I'm ...

Probably reading, walking on the beach, or in a forest somewhere with my camera.

My favourite place to curl up with a book is ...

By an open fire in winter, preferably with a glass of red wine.

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    "The understorey is where I live, alongside these plants and creatures. I tend the forest, stand at the foot of trees and look up, gather what has fallen."

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