Inspiring Women

I’ve attended some talks by some amazing women writers recently, and met many others in the process. It’s been a privilege to listen to the extraordinarily brilliant Margaret Atwood, the generous and witty Dervla McTiernan and the warm and inspiring Elizabeth Gilbert, who I was lucky enough to see at at Business Chicks function at… Read more

Book Launch for Good Little Liars

In October I had a fabulous book launch for my debut novel, Good Little Liars, at Bendooley Estate in Berrima, which houses the Berkelouw Book Barn.  For those of you who know and love Berkelouw Books and their stores, the Book Barn is a bit of an institution, housed in the middle of a paddock… Read more

The Daughter’s Promise is Launched!

I treated myself to a little holiday in the UK to celebrate this exciting event and to meet my publisher and revisit the lovely streets of Oxford where the first and last chapter of the book are set.  My son and I had a fabulous time exploring London too — launching the trip by doing… Read more

The Garden at Merrivale

When I wrote The Daughter’s Promise and set the story around the gardens of the fictional Merrivale Estate, I had been inspired by the most beautiful garden in Boat Harbour, Tasmania, that had been nurtured for many years by my aunt and uncle.  Whilst Merrivale’s garden in the book is quite different to my aunt’s… Read more

The Beach Setting for The Daughter’s Promise

The setting for The Daughter’s Promise was inspired by the most magical little beach I know.  Boat Harbour Beach on the north-west coast of Tasmania is jaw-droppingly beautiful, and the water is equally jaw-dropping in temperature. It is always freezing! I am always reminded when I dip my toes in the water there, that Tasmania… Read more

Weaving the Magic

A while ago, I was lucky enough to be allowed into the workshop of local maker, and extremely busy and successful weaver, Harriet Goodall. I live in a small, but prolifically creative little corner of New South Wales called The Southern Highlands.  This is really three large towns plus a gathering of villages spread out… Read more