A Break from Blogging

A Break from Blogging

This is a quick post to let you know I’ll be taking a break from blogging in order to concentrate on my novel. The thing is, an agent has kindly sent me some feedback. By ‘kindly’, I mean ‘bluntly’, and...
How Liz Gilbert Won Me Over

How Liz Gilbert Won Me Over

Firstly, let me confess: Confession #1: I hated ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. It irritated me from the outset, but I persevered until chapter eight (of the 128 chapters in the book) when I closed the covers once and for all, and I have...
Dr Bob Brown at the Perth Writers’ Festival

Dr Bob Brown at the Perth Writers’ Festival

Dr Bob Brown and I go back a long way—not that he knows that. Not that he even knows who I am. Growing up in Tasmania as I did, I’ve admired and respected Dr Brown—or Bob as he introduces himself—since the early ’80s—as a man, as a...
The Sun Sets on the Holidays

The Sun Sets on the Holidays

Tonight, the school holidays draw to a close. No more long days in our bathers. No more serene afternoons with a book. No more evening walks and swims under a reddening sky. It’s back to the daily grind of uniforms and books, and lunches and bags, and music...
Thank You and Happy Christmas

Thank You and Happy Christmas

Dear Reader, Thank you for joining me on this long-haul writing ‘safari’—you’ve jumped aboard even without the promise of a destination, and I can’t thank you enough. Each time you read my words, or ‘Like’,...
Blog Post #100 and What I’m Doing This Week …

Blog Post #100 and What I’m Doing This Week …

I’ve just realised this is my 100th post:     One hundred posts in just under eighteen months—that’s an average of 1.28 posts per week (rounded to two decimal places—see, the maths nerd is never far away), which is pleasing as I set out...
Versatile Blogger Award and more …

Versatile Blogger Award and more …

My dear writing friend, Maureen Helen, has nominated me for a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’. Thank you, Maureen, not just for the nomination but also for being a wonderful role model and friend.   Now, I’m meant to...
Finally Made It …

Finally Made It …

I finally made it to Melbourne this weekend, just a little later than planned … Friday started with a trip to the hairdresser for pre-flight coif and colour. Given the fact that this was the first time I’d coloured my hair, I was a little...
Happy Birthday, Dear Blog

Happy Birthday, Dear Blog

The blog turned one-year-old this week, on March 25th to be exact. Just before its first birthday, the blog hit 20,000 views. Considering that it doesn’t have a theme, I don’t blog on a particular subject of expertise, and I don’t have a product...
The Novel: An Update

The Novel: An Update

I haven’t been writing as much for the blog, nor stalking reading and commenting on other blogs. I’ve spent less time on Facebook (a good thing), replying to emails (not so good), and my poor family haven’t seen much of me (definitely bad). I’ve...
Launch of Jukebox

Launch of Jukebox

As of yesterday, it is official: I am a published author. I must say, I felt thrilled and anxious at seeing my words in print for the first time. Thrilled because I want people to read what I’ve written, but anxious because people can read what...