Bio 2016-02-16T03:40:56+00:00

Robbie writes contemporary fiction, short stories and non-fiction books and articles. She’s an active member of Australia’s vibrant writing community, and has been supporting and promoting emerging authors in Queensland for over 20 years.

As a founding member of the Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group, she has organised writing seminars and guest author talks, as well as ‘writer in residence’ programs for visiting authors. Robbie has many years of experience and knowledge in self-publishing, writer mentoring and regional grants information.

She is also a long time member and volunteer for the Queensland Writers Centre and enjoys collaborating and working with other writers and creatives. Feel free to drop her a line if you’d like to discuss an upcoming project or opportunity.


  • Winner of the 2012 ABC Short Story Competition
  • Awarded the Editor’s Choice Award from M.K.Hume in the 2012 Redlitzer Writing Competition
  • Winner of the 1997 Redland Shire Council Jetty Stories Competition
  • Published author in various Australian short story compilations


  • Author of a memory prompt book about her mother’s childhood during the Depression years on Macleay Island, Queensland
  • Author of ‘Keep it Simple Sailor’, a popular guide for adventurers cooking without an oven or fridge
  • Ghost writer of a non-fiction cooking book


  • Her articles have appeared in Cruising Helmsman, Boating N.Z., Health Smart and numerous lifestyle magazines
  • She has also written monthly columns for The Bay Island News and The Bay Island Times


  • Robbie’s short stories have been read on 4RPH radio and produced on a CD by the ABC
  • She wrote and narrated a short film, ‘Isabel’, for the Redlands City Council’s ‘Floating Pictures’ DVD
  • Her oral histories in audio are preserved for Southern Moreton Bay Islands heritage


  • An active member of the Queensland Writers Centre since 1996
  • Founding member of the Macleay Island Inspirational Writers Group
  • Committee member representing the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) at the Norfolk Writers & Readers Festival