Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

A Christmas Story

Twenty years ago, almost to this very day, I travelled with Django Zazou to northern France, heading for Jane Lambert’s bitterly cold house, which lacked any appreciable heating, had no … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Listen to Dream Wheeler

You can listen to excerpts from the first chapter of Dream Wheeler by clicking the link below.

November 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Read this. Or maybe not.

Millions of books are published each year but who’s reading them? A recent survey revealed one in four Americans didn’t read any books (ebooks included) last year. A staggering forty-one percent didn’t … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

Journey to the Bush (and back)

This week’s interview for the book I’m writing involved a flight from Sydney to Townsville, an overnight stay in a motel then a seven-hour drive inland. I was heading for … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 9 Comments

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