Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia


I’m always happy to speak at events, email me at if you’d like me to talk to your group.

“Your presentation was both informative and very entertaining. Your spoken “pictures” were vivid and enlightening…you can be assured that you provided our Club with a very memorable and entertaining outcome.” Beaumont Hills Probus Club, Sydney

“Many people at the function thought you were the best speaker they have ever heard.” Trish Webber, Quota International Women’s Day Dinner, Taree

‘An interesting and fascinating talk with amusing anecdotes…’  ‘Excellent rapport with the audience…’  ‘Entertaining and instructive…’  ‘A way of life that is totally remote to us – very interesting and entertaining…’  ‘I could have listened to her all day…’ Beverley Literature Festival

“A very big thank you for your wonderful presentation last Thursday. The feedback from residents who attended has been fantastic …the best presentation and book review we have attended.” Joy Rogers, Glenhaven Retirement Village

“Everyone was pleased that Saturday was a success both for CWA and you… many people came back as they enjoyed your last talk so much.” Marcia, CWA Berry

“You gave us fascinating insights into the background and development of your book Love in the Outback. People in the audience were obviously intrigued as their questions clearly showed after your engaging talk.” Dr Mariella Totaro Genevois, Chair, Friends of Balmain Library

Thank you for your talk all our ladies enjoyed it so very, very much a great day was had by all you were both warm and entertaining our ladies got a good laugh as well as information. We would love to hear from you again. CWA Jervis Bay

Thank you again from all our members. We were thrilled with the afternoon and delighted with such an entertaining presentation. Brian Tolagson, Fellowship of Australian Writers Port Macquarie branch

Thank you so much for visiting. The feedback from the residents was very positive and they can’t wait for your next visit! Pam Taylor, Lindfield Gardens

Thank you for sharing with us today, it was magnificent. Tracey Keoh, Pittwater Palms. (read the full review here)

Thanks for coming to Maitland Library last night and sharing your story in such an open, frank and witty way…everyone really enjoyed it. Peter Woodley, Maitland Library.

Signing books in Orange

Signing books in Orange

It was a great talk! Jasmine Vidler, Orange Library

We were enthralled as you read so movingly from your memoir.Your story resonated with us all in many different ways. Betty and Evelyne, co-ordinators, Lindfield Luncheon Club

With members of the CWA in Berry

With members of the CWA in Berry

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page or email me at I’m happy to travel and there is no charge.

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

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