Hi, I live in Brisbane, Queensland. My parents married in Delhi, hence my name Kali: destroyer of worlds. It was the seventies. I led a peripatetic childhood, growing up in rural England, Abu Dhabi, Algeria and Indonesia.
As an adult I continued to roam, and lived and worked in Bangladesh as an anthropologist.
From destruction comes creation. In 2014, I rediscovered my childhood dream of being a writer, and undertook a Graduate Certificate of Arts in Creative Writing. In 2019, I graduated from The University of Queensland with both a coursework Master’s degree in Writing, Editing, & Publishing, as well as a research higher degree — a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing.
I work as an academic tutor and student supervisor in the writing program at The University of Queensland, and deliver talks to libraries and writing groups about my pathway to publication and researching historical fiction. I also have a part-time day job. Portfolio careers are the best!
My debut novel The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge was published in Australia (Hachette Australia, Jan 2018) and in the UK (Piatkus, Sept 2018). The B-Format mass paperback was released in Australia in December 2018. The story is set in mid-west Western Australia during the Depression.