Sophie is an experienced festival and conference presenter and has appeared at such events around the country, and around the world, including the UK, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.
Sophie has presented papers on literary and publishing matters at major conferences around the country and the world. Several of these papers have later been published in journals. She has just completed a successful PhD at the University of New England, with her thesis consisting of an exegesis on young adult afterlife fiction, and an original novel, The Ghost Squad.
Sophie has presented talks and been on panel sessions at major festivals including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Byron Bay Writers’ Festival, Brisbane Writers’ Festival, Bellingen Readers’ and Writers’ Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival(UK) and many others. She has presented both to school and general audiences during these festivals.