Following a few years in the social services sector after University, I spent almost a decade working in international development. I lived in a range of cities and countries before moving back to Australia in the early 2000s where I commenced work with the Queensland Government in project management and executive liaison roles.

In late 2012 I made a HUGE life change—finishing up my career with government, taking a redundancy and making a very literal seachange.

I moved to the Fraser Coast, close to my childhood hometown, in the hope of living a more serene life. However in 2022 I returned to full time work:roll: .

I started blogging in early 2009 and (after several incarnations) Debbish is now a reflection of my new life. I started reviewing books on a regular basis; am still a television addict; and love to rant or theorise about all sorts of crap.

My book review policies

I review print copies of books received, borrowed or purchased here on my website. Unless it’s a 4.5 – 5 star book I review ebooks (usually those I can only access temporarily) on Goodreads and / or NetGalley if that’s the source. I also share links to my reviews on Facebook and Instagram and (bizarrely) Pinterest.

***  Please note, (unless we’ve worked together before) I’m not accepting any new book review requests from authors at the moment.  ***