I live in Brisbane, Queensland on the unceded land of the Yuggera People. My parents married in Delhi, hence my name Kali: destroyer of worlds. It was the seventies. I had 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.
In 2014, I returned to creative writing. In 2019, I graduated from The University of Queensland with both a coursework Master’s degree in Writing, Editing, & Publishing, and a research higher degree — a Master of Philosophy in Creative Writing.
My debut novel The Secrets at Ocean’s Edge was published in Australia (Hachette Australia, Jan 2018) and in the UK (Little, Brown Book Group, 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.
I write Gothic tales of the vulnerability in learning lessons and owning choices, of outsiders to their own lives. My Instagram is dedicated to gardening as storytelling. Decomposition and new growth. Enchanted world.