Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Lost and Found

I met a man this week, Ian, who finds things. Things have a way of finding him too. Ian collects objects other people discard and, like his father and grandfather … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 7 Comments

Letting go of the garden

It’s only the third week of spring and Broken Hill has already seen a run of days above thirty, followed by thunder, lightning, rain and nights that have dropped to … Continue reading

September 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Baby Face Blues

There were two of them; boys separated from their mothers, or maybe lost from a wandering school party. Their faces had the soft, unblemished skin of babies and they wore … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dear Me

I’m writing a memoir, not because I’m famous but because the publisher thinks I have a story to tell. If I’m honest, so do I. But there’s the rub. Honesty. My … Continue reading

September 5, 2013 · 12 Comments

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