Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

Strawberry surprise

We were in Broken Hill last weekend to launch Love in the Outback (I promise to upload pictures soon). It was a final, emotional goodbye to the town I called … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

The Good The Bad and The Damage

Oh joy! It had me singing along to the radio, wiggling my hips and jiggling my arse. It was rain. Merciful, gentle blessed rain falling from the sky. Two weeks … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Easy Money

Broken Hill has a dark side and this story reflects that (look away Nan, language alert). Joe moved his head and felt shards of gritty sand shift under his cheek. … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 15 Comments

There’s gold in my garden

I struck gold when Lynne Gall gave me a gift of strawberry plants. The clutch of straggling plants, dug up from Langawirra Station and delivered as part of a generous … Continue reading

April 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

Beating heart of Broken Hill

I drive out to the desert most days, park the car on a patch of dirt and set off towards a line of hills. In late afternoon the coming night … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Rain, rain, come again

Rain is lashing the coast but here in Broken Hill it’s been weeks, months without rain. Not proper rain. There’s been the odd drop, an occasional day when clouds have … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

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