Excerpt of Chapter One

Read an excerpt from chapter one of Girl on a Plane right here. Go on, you know you want to. Fasten your seatbelts…

Showtime! Sinead Kennealy sucked in a deep breath and squared her shoulders. Time to get it over and done with. The molly-coddled first class passengers wouldn’t entertain themselves, apparently.

She sensed her colleagues Yuki and Deanna on either side of her usual position, centre front of the cabin. Yuki flicked her shiny black ponytail over her shoulder and flipped on the PA system. The airline’s theme song, a hackneyed rendition of the “Macarena”, blared from the plane’s speakers.



Teaser trailer video

Check out the awesome teaser trailer for Girl on a Plane! I hope you like it.


Music playlist

I’m inspired by music when I write. Sometimes, a song will pop into my head when I’m writing in silence, or when I’m going about my business, and I’ll suddenly realise... BOOM! That’s what is going on in my character’s head.

Here’s a list of songs that inspired me when I was working on Girl on a Plane, for each of my main characters, Sinead and Gabriel.


Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie Minogue

Angel – Massive Attack

Paris is burning – Ladyhawke

Holidays in the Sun – The Sex Pistols

Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O’Connor

It’s Beautiful – Spiderbait

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

You've Got The Love – Florence and the Machine

My Angel Gabriel – Lamb


Tomorrow – Silverchair

Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want – The Smiths

About a Girl – Nirvana

Chase That Feeling – Hilltop Hoods

London Calling – The Clash

RU Mine – Arctic Monkeys

Ain’t Gonna Rain Anymore – Nick Cave

Into My Arms – Nick Cave

My Happiness – Powderfinger

Something Borrowed, Something Blue – Ben Lee

Listen to the Girl on a Plane playlist on Spotify.


Inspiration board

Check out my Girl on a Plane inspiration board on Pinterest, with heaps of pictures of locations from the book, including London, Singapore, Koh Chang in Thailand and Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Australia.

I’ve also gathered some character inspiration images. I’d love to know which are your favourite photos.