Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Go Girls!

We’ve been making jam. We made the papers too, as you can see. What smiling happy faces. How proud we all look! A small group of us from the Sydney … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · 13 Comments

Remember the jam?

For months now, members of the Sydney City Branch of the Country Women’s Association have been making jam, marmalade, chutney and relish. In one weekend alone Silvana and Alix made 90 … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 · 8 Comments

I’d like to thank Michel Roux’s mother and the lady in the corner shop

This wasn’t the Oscars it was a simple cookery competition, but it was probably as close as I’ll ever get to a prize-winning moment of such magnitude, and if I had been … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 21 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

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.