Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

One man’s rubbish

We spent the weekend clearing out the shed, faces covered by masks to cope with decades of Broken Hill dust that had smothered toolboxes, jam jars, old trunks and empty … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 9 Comments

The heart of any home

Most tourists in their right minds would never choose to visit the dusty town of Birtamod, a polluted sprawl that dribbles across the main East West Highway in southern Nepal. … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 11 Comments

Read this. Or maybe not.

Millions of books are published each year but who’s reading them? A recent survey revealed one in four Americans didn’t read any books (ebooks included) last year. A staggering forty-one percent didn’t … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

Many Hands

‘Jeez those blowies were thick.’ ‘Did you make it to the funeral?’ ‘Just tell ‘em you’ve got no clothes on, it works every time.’ ‘Is Michael still at the coppers? … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 11 Comments

Easy Money

Broken Hill has a dark side and this story reflects that (look away Nan, language alert). Joe moved his head and felt shards of gritty sand shift under his cheek. … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 15 Comments

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