Although I obtained a Bachelor’s public health degree (QUT) and a Master’s degree in anthropological studies (ANU), it wasn’t until I was 30 that I discovered my passion for creative writing. I have always been an avid reader and I eventually became an editor and fiction author, fulfilling me both professionally and personally.
My journey as an editor and writer started seven years ago while working as a full-time public servant. During my public service career, I worked on employment and public health issues. A highlight was co-authoring Victoria’s State-wide Alcohol and other Drugs Workforce Strategy. During this time, I kept working on my novel in the evenings and on weekends.
To have more time to pursue writing and editing as a career, in 2019 I accepted a part-time role at Swinburne University, where I received a Vice Chancellor’s Award for my work in Indigenous employment.
In 2021, to fully devote my time to editing and writing, I launched my own company Versed Writings – a professional writing and editing business. I provide substantive editing and copyediting services for a variety of document types and genres.
My passion for writing was acknowledged when in 2019, I was awarded the Inaugural HarperCollins First Nations Commercial Fiction Fellowship for an early draft of Melaleuca, my debut crime novel. As a result, I became a research fellow at Flinders University and worked with a mentor for twelve months to improve my manuscript.
In 2022, I signed a contract with HarperCollins to publish Melaleuca. I am working on a sequel: for Sandalwood.
My author website is: www.angiefaye.net