Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Journey to the Bush (and back)

This week’s interview for the book I’m writing involved a flight from Sydney to Townsville, an overnight stay in a motel then a seven-hour drive inland. I was heading for … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 9 Comments

Loving this land

People used to talk about a gold rush in Australia, now it’s the gas rush. The coal seam gas industry has flooded the area around Roma, in Queensland, with FIFO’S … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

Comforts of home

Right now, Sydney feels more like a desert than Broken Hill ever did. It’s not of course, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world, a desirable place … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 12 Comments

The people you meet

In a week when nineteen fire fighters died battling wild fires in Arizona I want to tell you about a woman I met yesterday, right here in Broken Hill. Vivien … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.