Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Do we value farming?

I’ve just bought an eighth of a cow from a farmer on the Liverpool Plains. It was delivered direct to our door in Sydney in clearly labelled pre-packed bags, ready … Continue reading

February 4, 2016 · 6 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

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

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

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