Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

When the time comes

Maybe I was expecting too much but I’ve been a tad disappointed in the lemon, lime and grapefruit trees I planted almost two years ago. The latter two probably hate … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · 6 Comments

Wondrous wet

A quarter of an inch of rain fell on Tuesday, half an inch on Wednesday and last night a torrent of more than two inches fell in under three hours. … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · 14 Comments

Mentors and teachers

Budding writers need encouragement – masses of it. Insecurity goes with the territory of long hours spent alone, scribbling away without anyone telling you it’s time well spent. So often, … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Listening to Nature

It’s winter here in Australia and I get the feeling my troublesome garden is trying to tell me something. The lime tree is losing its leaves, the climbing honeysuckle has … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · 9 Comments

The book talk in Benalla

Giving book talks is one of the perks of being an author. I suppose there must be some writers who don’t enjoy it but I love reading out loud – … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beautiful Benalla

We’re in Benalla, in the Victorian high country, and there’s so much to tell you about the book talk and this beautiful town, but right now there’s porridge on the stove … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

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