jodie kewley

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Jodie Kewley




Jodie has been writing fiction and non-fiction since the early 90s. Her short stories have appeared in publications, such as Australian Short Stories, Imago, Southern Review, Australian Multicultural Book Review, Ulitarra, Aurealis, Going Down Swinging and The Big Issue. They have won or received commendations in many competitions, including the Max Harris, the Bundoora, the Henry Savery, the Stuart Hadow, the Southern Cross, the Alan Marshall, the KSP, the Judah Waten, the Albury City Council, the R Carsen Gold, the Hal Porter and the Carmel Bird Digital Literary short story awards. She is also the author of a teen novel, Earth Rising, YA novel, Welcome to Paradise,  and a non-fiction book, Fathers.


General Fiction, YA, Short Stories

Why Do You Write?

Reading has always been an integral part of my life and, as a former social worker, people's stories have always interested me. To write seemed a natural inclination and one of the few things I am reasonably good at.

Have you been published before?


If yes, where have you been published?

In Australia by McPhee Gribble and Holy Angels and an assortment of short story anthologies

What are you currently working on?

I'm halfway through a teen novel.

What are your long term goals?

To write as much as I can as well as I can and to enjoy the process rather than make up every excuse under the sun to avoid doing it.

What is your writing regime?

At the moment? Writing 1000-2000 words a day whenever possible (unfortunately paid work gets in the way too often!).