Hire Me!

I am an experienced public speaker and have presented to a range of different audiences including:

  • Community Groups
  • Donor Families
  • Library & Teaching Staff
  • Medical Professionals
  • School Students

My regular presentations include Author Talks,* Writing Workshops* and History of Unicorns** along with education and awareness for both ***Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation.

History of Unicorns – Unicorn Expert Available for Hire!!🦄🦄🦄

This talk is targeted at Primary Students and covers the history unicorns. Suitable for Talk for Writing.  Talks include a copy of A (Speculative) History of Unicorns and access to printables.

Meet the Author Talks ✍️✍️✍️

This talk is suitable for Middle, Upper Primary and Secondary Students, and covers my writing journey, including why I choose to write both memoir and fiction about Cystic Fibrosis.

Pepsi the Problem Puppy 🐾🐾🐾

Pepsi the ‘Perfect’ Puppy – the real Pepsi Parsons Story
This presentation focuses on the real stories behind Pepsi the Problem Puppy and is suitable for Primary Students.
* Class Set of Pepsi the Problem Puppy is available for loan prior to this talk subject to availability.

How (Not) to a Write a Picture Book for the Emerging Writers Festival 2020

Writing Workshops ✍️✍️✍️

From Life to Fiction
Explores ways students can take real events and use them in their creative writing.
Button Story
Students write their own story using a button as a visual guide along with guided prompts.

Cystic Fibrosis and Organ Donation 🌹🌹🌹

Writing for Life Launch, 2018 for DonateLife

Despite the Odds – Educational and Inspirational

My diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis in the early 70s came with an expiration date – only a 50% chance that I would reach my teens. I have always viewed my expiration date as a challenge and defied all the odds to become a mother, to travel overseas, and to work in the career of my choice. At 38, I became overly familiar with the purgatory that is the transplant waitlist.
Eleven years post-transplant, I can laugh without coughing, I’m an award-winning librarian, freelance writer and children’s author – not half bad for the little girl given a 50% chance of making it to her teens.

My Journey to Transplant

This talk is suitable for High Schools (aligns with the WA Curriculum, Year 11 Health, Ethics of Organ Donation), Community Groups & Medical Professionals.

The Mystery of the Sixty-Five Roses  & Cystic Fibrosis Education

This talk focuses on Cystic Fibrosis, (aligns with the WA Curriculum under Respiratory System) and is best suited to students from year five upwards.

If you’re after a different sort of talk or workshop please use the contact page to enquire further.

* I charge Australian Society of Author rates for both Author Talks and Writing Workshops.

** As a Unicorn Expert I charge $150 an hour. Includes Unicorn History presentation, a copy of A (Speculative) History of Unicorns for your school library, and access to a range of unicorn printables.

** Please enquire for Cystic Fibrosis & Organ Donations session prices.