Jodie grew up in Wynyard and Rocky Cape on Tasmania’s northwest coast. After leaving school she spent a few years on the mainland, then for more than a decade she was working, studying and researching in Asia. Jodie later returned and settled back in Australia with her 2 children for an extended time. In 2019, she completed a 1 year contract as an English Language Lecturer at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She now spends her time teaching English to young children, transcribing, crafting, writing and publishing.
Jodie has a Bachelor of Arts (UNE), a Graduate Diploma in Australian Folklife Studies (CUT) and has recently completed a Diploma of Family History through the University of Tasmania. Her poetry has been published in Bloo Outlier, Blue Giraffe, Echidna Tracks, Eucalypt – a tanka journal, Eureka Street, Famous Reporter, FreeXpression, Haiku Dreaming, Horror Senryu, Koori Mail, Modern Haiku, paper wasp, Positive Words Magazine, Ribbons, Simply Haiku, Stylus Poetry Journal, The Asahi Shimbun, Wales Haiku Journal, Yellow Moon and in various newspapers and online journals.
Jodie has spoken and workshopped at writers festivals, had her poetry read on ABC Radio’s Poetica and won awards for her short verse. In 2007, a collection of her haiku titled, Watching Pilgrims Watching Me was published by Pardalote Press, Tasmania. In 2017 she published timeless shoreline and down days through Amazon Kindle. An extended version of down days was published in May 2018 and the extended version of timeless shoreline was published in 2021. The PDF and paperback editions of the extended version of timeless shoreline are now available through King River Press.
In 2018, Jodie started the boutique hobby imprint – King River Press. She is the founder/administrator of Van Diemen’s Land Facebook Page and a member of The Tasmanian Writers Centre and the World Haiku Association. Jodie can be contacted through Linkedin or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com