Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

The trip to Taree

I wasn’t looking forward to this week. Next-door’s house was scheduled for demolition so the two-day trip to Taree for an International Women’s Day speaking engagement barely got a look-in … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 8 Comments

Love in the Outback now on sale in UK, USA and Europe

Love in the Outback is now available as an ebook in the UK, USA and Europe. The paperback was released in Australia and New Zealand last year and you can … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Pudding appreciation

The pudding arrived on his birthday and the thank you letter was sent on mine, and that’s the only connection between me and HRH the Prince of Wales; Duke of … Continue reading

December 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

A pudding is off to the Palace!

In the flurry of last minute packing I’d almost forgotten they were due to arrive. Even the sight of a familiar red parcel, left at the front door the day … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · 15 Comments

Women we love

Thousands of people lined the streets of Sydney this week to farewell the extraordinary Dame Marie Bashir as she retired from her position as Governor of New South Wales after … Continue reading

October 3, 2014 · 10 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

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