‘Mary Clare’ Terrill is an internationally published writer. Her work appears or is forthcoming in Queen’s Quarterly, Kidspot, Riot Act, Blank Spaces, Just Words anthology and others. Mary Clare’s blog, Hands Full, is both humorous and relatable, drawing on her own experiences as a mother of three.

As a lover of language and an explorer of genre, Mary Clare is continually seeking out new and exciting projects. Mary Clare may be found @maryclarewriter on Twitter and Instagram.

Professional Qualifications: Graduate Certificate in Creative Writing, The University of Melbourne (2017). Master of Teaching, The University of Melbourne (2010).

COVID Normal

In an almost euphoric state, Melburnians everywhere are rejoicing in their renewed ability to rejoin society. To frequent a café. To browse the shops. To travel further than they may have travelled for months. There is much to celebrate in the opening up of society – a bubble, we are trying hard to imagine won’t… Continue reading →

The Things That Shape Us

In a glass-half-full kind of mentality, many are acknowledging the positive effects of being in lockdown. Time spent with immediate family in great supply, drawing young siblings closer together; time to write; time to contemplate – the latter, not always a good thing. But lockdown is also robbing of us experiences close to our heart.… Continue reading →


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