The Trophy Room

  American Gabby McSween, formerly a Canadian gymnastics champion, is a devoted circus artist who loves to help young kids reach their potential through trapeze, stilts, unicycling, and clowning. But everything changes on a day in 2017 when she’s driving her van to...

New York Pitch Conference II: Forster’s Gold

New York Pitch Conference II: Forster’s Gold     At first glance it’s not obvious what a twentieth-century English novelist EM Forster, best known in our century as the writer whose work inspired three Merchant Ivory film productions, would have to do...

New York Pitch Conference September 2018

  New York Pitch Conference September 2018   LATELY I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude – sprung from Latin, connoting thankfulness, and trooping through old French and medieval Latin to arrive, in our century, as “the state of feeling grateful”...
The Hope Nest

The Hope Nest

A Melbourne journalist on the run from the law makes a getaway to a West Australian newspaper. Here she meets a handsome local beau, who becomes her most valuable contact, in a town well practiced at keeping its secrets. Falling in love with her beau comes at a cost....
The Peaceful Terrorist

The Peaceful Terrorist

It is 1979, Iran, and Parisa Mahmoud is a 19-year-old Tehran university student with plans to establish a career in translation. But history intervenes mid way through her university course. Classes are put on hold and students everywhere must reconsider their options...
Crazy About Cakes

Crazy About Cakes

Minnie McGill is a Queensland girl living the 1970s Joh Bjelke Petersen era, a time of complex political paranoia machinations. Nine-year-old Minnie doesn’t see the complexities  – only the simple fact of her plan. She lives for the baking world and soon...
The Comeback

The Comeback

  It’s summer in Philadelphia, and Gabby McSween is a busy working mum struggling to lose weight. When she meets her vivacious new boss Megan, they uncover striking resemblances about their past – both were inspired by Nadia Comaneci, and both became...