Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

What good is a library?

Public libraries are surely one of the cornerstones of a democratic society, havens of solace and joy offering free entertainment and endless discovery. Magic happens when you pick a book … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

What a weekend

Book launch with Federal Minister Sussan Ley; workshop with Wendy Moore; friends, footie, an empty swimming pool and the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. Where else could we be but Broken … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 13 Comments

Exploring the back streets of Balmain

This crowded suburb of Sydney was once staunchly working class, home to dockyard workers, miners, boilermakers and shipwrights. It’s an area steeped in history, now largely gentrified. The local Oval hosted … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 6 Comments

I’ve taken over Facebook!

Well, not the whole thing, just one page, but oh boy what a page it is! Cheryl Akle’s page Better Reading is all about books and reading. How cool is … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Macca made my Mother’s Day

Clyde and I were invited onto Australia All Over on Sunday morning, and it was Mother’s Day here in Australia. ‘Macca’, as much-loved radio presenter Ian McNamara is known, is … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

The calming effect of nature

Since Australian Farming Families hit the bookshops last week I’ve been talking to newspapers, magazines, radio shows and even ABC Breakfast News (my favourite so far has to be the … Continue reading

May 7, 2015 · 12 Comments

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