About 2018-07-06T12:08:35+00:00

Who is MST?

I’m a writer, a mother, a company director, a feminist, a board member, a gardener, a management consultant, a horsewoman and an indifferent cook.

I live in the Macedon Ranges, northwest of Melbourne, Australia.

Buy the Book!

I have a family and a demanding day job but over the past twelve years I’ve been working on a biography of Elizabeth Macarthur. It was published by Text, April 2018. You can read more about that project here. Or find out what drew me to Elizabeth Macarthur here in a popular post called ‘Never just a farmer’s wife.

Writing the book, finding a publisher and launching Elizabeth Macarthur’s biography into the world has been a wonderful adventure. I’ve met some wonderful people, learned interesting things and travelled to some amazing places. This website – and in particular my blog –  is my attempt to share the wonder, interest and amazement.

MST’s so-called literary career

So far the highlights (and adventures) include:

2018   Appointed as Executive Director of The Stella Prize, to commence in early August. More details here.

2018 Invisible Women‘, an article published by Inside Story Magazine, about the gaps in the story of colonial Australia.

2018  For all my author talks and events, please refer to News & Events. Past activities are listed at the bottom of the News & Events page.

2018  Elizabeth Macarthur: A life at the edge of the world was published in April 2018. Huzzah!

2017  Was one of the judges for the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. I wrote about my experience here.

2017  Elected to the Writers Victoria Committee of Management.

2016  Publication deal with Text Publishing. More details here.

2016  Signed with a literary agent, Jacinta di Mase Management.

2015  Selected for the non-fiction HARDCOPY Professional Development Program (a program hosted by the ACT Writers Centre and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council). You can find a compilation of all my posts about HARDCOPY here.

2014  Recorded a short piece for ABC Radio National’s 360 Documentary program called Bedside Manners.

2012  Shortlisted: Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship (for work-in-progress biography of Elizabeth Macarthur)

2012  Varuna Fellowship for Writing Retreats.

What else?

I’m available for speaking engagements, book signings, interviews, and festivals of all kinds. Please contact my publicist – alice.lewinsky@textpublishing.com.au

All images and text used in this blog are my own unless otherwise stated. Please don’t use any of my photos or text without crediting me and linking back to this site.

Contact Me

If you’d like to contact me directly (for example to tell me about dead links or to suggest more effective hair styling techniques) then please use this contact form.