My name is Michelle Scott Tucker – welcome to my adventures in biography.

I’m a writer, a mother, a company director, a feminist, a policeman’s wife, a gardener, a management consultant, a horsewoman and an indifferent cook.   I live on a small farm within commuting distance of Melbourne, Australia.  Now I’m a blogger, too.   In the past I’ve worked for the Australian Government writing legislation, policy and cabinet papers but I now prefer to work in the field of non-fiction (boom tish).

I have a young family and a demanding day job but in my spare time (!) I’m working on a biography of Elizabeth Macarthur.  You can read more about that project here.  Or find out what drew me to Elizabeth Macarthur here in a popular post called ‘Never just a farmer’s wife.’

So far in the course of working on the manuscript I’ve met some wonderful people, learned interesting things and travelled to some amazing places.  I thought it was about time to share the wonder, interest and amazement.

My day job involves plenty of writing for corporate and government audiences.  But I’m still building up my literary CV.  So far the highlights (and adventures) include:

2018 Elizabeth Macarthur: A life at the edge of the world will be published in April 2018. Huzzah!

2017 Was one of the judges for the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition. I wrote about my experience here.

2017 Elected to the Writers Victoria Committee of Management.

2016 Publication deal with Text Publishing. More details here.

2016 Signed with a literary agent, Jacinta di Mase Management.

2015 Selected for the non-fiction HARDCOPY Professional Development Program (a program hosted by the ACT Writers Centre and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council). You can find a compilation of all my posts about HARDCOPY here.

2014 Recorded a short piece for ABC Radio National’s 360 Documentary program called Bedside Manners.

2012 Shortlisted: Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship (for work-in-progress biography of Elizabeth Macarthur)

2012 Varuna Fellowship for Writing Retreats.

If you like the blog then go right ahead – comment on my posts and tell all your friends.  If you’d like to contact me directly (for example to tell me about dead links or to suggest  more effective hair styling techniques)  then please use the contact form below.

Note: All images and text used in this blog are my own unless otherwise stated. Please don’t use any of my photos or text without crediting me and linking back to this blog.



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