Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The Outback equivalent of Alice Through the Looking Glass

Broken Hill is full of surprises. Take Thomas Street. Houses line both sides of this busy suburban street. The town’s hospital, health centre, aged care facility and a thriving cafe … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · 12 Comments

Things I may not have told you

  Several people have asked where William Creek is. This is my best guess. If you take the road from Port Augusta up through Roxby Downs you drive close to … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 6 Comments

Outback camping

My oldest (and normally wisest) sister and her husband are veteran campers of many years standing – they’ve got all the gear you could possibly want and then some – … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · 18 Comments

Moments that Matter

In a whirlwind week of talks, dinners, lunches and meetings there were moments that stood out – moments that matter. Alan Erskine is an award-winning Mildura based journalist and editor, … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 8 Comments

Love in the Outback – Extract

I’m up in Broken Hill to launch Love in the Outback at the fabulous Browzers Bookshop. Here’s an extract from the start of the book. Hope you enjoy reading it!

May 2, 2014 · 9 Comments

Lost and Found

I met a man this week, Ian, who finds things. Things have a way of finding him too. Ian collects objects other people discard and, like his father and grandfather … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · 7 Comments

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