Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Don’t it always seem to go…

Spot on, Joni. Demolition of the house that adjoins my little writing studio starts Monday, followed by three-metre deep excavations into the bedrock below. Construction of the three storey house … Continue reading

March 3, 2016 · 11 Comments

Protect your patch

I’ve just come back from two days in Tasmania to discover birds have pecked at the 19 figs I’ve been jealously guarding for the past four months. I should have … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · 7 Comments

Dear Sam Stosur

Dear Sam I’m not a tennis player. I’m a writer and part-time gardener and I know nothing about tennis. I was rubbish at sport at school (especially tennis) so I’m … Continue reading

January 16, 2015 · 15 Comments

A room of one’s own

“A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction…I would ask you to write all kinds of books, hesitating at no subject … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

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