Book Monique!


  • JANUARY 18: SPEAKWRITE workshop at Armadale Library at 9.30am
  • MARCH 8-13: Serenity Press Writers’ Retreat, Crom Castle, Northern Ireland
  • MARCH 14-16: London Book Fair
  • MARCH 25: SPEAKWRITE workshop at Rockingham Writers’ Centre from 1pm-4pm
  • MARCH 29: Stories on Stage with Norman Jorgensen
  • AUGUST 17: Kwinana Library for CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK
  • AUGUST 24: CHILDREN’S BOOK WEEK at Medina Primary School


My two-hour SPEAKWRITE workshop explores the roles and purpose of good dialogue, its relationship to character, and offers practical tips for writing dialogue with confidence. Participants will be guided through dialogue-writing and reading exercises, and will leave with an understanding of how good dialogue sounds, and how it will enhance their characters and stories. Contact me here for more information.15784625_10202566468919473_1427178135_o


I’m available to speak at sessions and festivals for writers and readers, as well as at schools for Children’s Book Week and Literature Days. Sessions range from storytelling to workshops about writing practices, character development, and life as a writer. They are tailored to individual requirements and have a relaxed, informal and encouraging feel.

I am also available for combined author/artist presentations with illustrator Veronica Rooke, who worked with me on My Silly Mum and is illustrating my upcoming children’s book, Fergus the Farting Dragon.

My rates are based on those recommended by the Australian Society of Authors. I’m happy to travel around Western Australia and interstate, but travel expenses to country areas and other states would need to be covered.


The ASA sets recommended minimum rates for writers and illustrators working in the Australian market, which recognise the time and effort that go into writing, book illustration and public appearances. Members are encouraged to negotiate fees that are higher than the minimum.

School rates

Groups of over 120 or with mixed ages may incur an additional charge. Sessions run for 45-60 mins. Longer workshops may be negotiated.

  •  Whole school day (max. 3 sessions) 600
  • Half school day (max. 2 sessions) $450
  • Per school session (max. 1 session) $300
  • Weekly school rate (max. 5 days – average 3 sessions per day) $2500 (Note: This discounted rate applies only if the booking is for one school, for a one-week block.)

Public appearance rates

These rates apply for literary festivals, residencies, writers centres, tertiary institutions, and other public appearances except for schools.

  • Whole day (max. 6 hours) $880
  • Half day (max. 3 hours) $550
  • Per session (max. 1 hour) $350
  • Keynotes $1000(This does not include online or print publication – which must be negotiated separately).
  • Weekly rate (max. 5 days – average 6 hours per day) $3600


In 2012 I founded the Stories on Stage program at Koorliny Arts Centre. At many of these events I interview the authors on stage. I am also happy to discuss similar events.

To book me, or make enquiries, click here.