Books

The Melbourne Series

Each book is stand-alone, but each crosses a teeny weeny little bit into the next and the next and the next. Just a little. Sort of like if Love, Actually was a series of 5 chick lit books centred around Melbourne, Bali and possibly even a few more exotic locales on the side.

Baby, It’s You

Can a bucket list change your life?
Emily Porter likes lists: daily to-do lists, shopping lists, playlists, reasons to dump her boyfriend lists, reasons to stay with her boyfriend lists.
The one list Em doesn’t have is a bucket list. She doesn’t need one –her life is predictable, her job is satisfactory, and even though she has a thing about men who wind up back with the woman they were rebounding from, there’ll always be her friends, Suse and Booth, to see her through. So when Em inherits a bucket list in the pocket of a vintage blue suede coat, it triggers a series of events that turns everything upside down.
Baby, It’s You is a story about friendship, romance, and loyalty. It’s also a little about daggy pop songs. Mostly though, it’s about change.

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Does goodbye have to be forever?

Abby and Brad are meant to be together. Best friends in childhood, they fall in love when they find each other again years later. Yet when Brad proposes, Abby says no – and is distraught when Brad leaves Melbourne, and her.

What’s holding Abby back from being with Brad? All she knows is that it has something to do with what happened to her father in Bali nearly twenty-five years ago. But when Abby goes searching for answers, she finds out much more than she bargained for.

Funny and poignant, Big Girls Don’t Cry is a story about families, about the lies people tell to protect themselves and those they love, and about how dealing with yesterday can help you find love in tomorrow.

The next book in this series, I Want You Backwill be published in December 2018.

Stand-Alone Novels

Wish You Were Here

Sometimes home is a person not a place …

Max Henderson loves her life in the idyllic English village of Brookford. Her family is nearby, and her job allows her to indulge her passion for growing, cooking and writing about food.

When Max’s husband, James, tells her he’s been transferred to New York, Max is thrilled for him ‒ it’s the role he’s always aspired to. But as excited as she is for James, she’s torn between the thought of leaving her home, the people she cares about and her own ambitions, and the possibility of a new start for her and James. To complicate matters, the New York move is just the first in a series of blows that leave Max reeling.

If Max follows her heart, will she have to leave her dreams behind? Or can they guide her home to the man she loves?

It’s a little about food, a little about gardening, a little about friendship, and a lot about movement: moving on, moving out, moving past, moving forward, moving through, moving together.

Coming Soon

Happy Ever After

How many chances do you get at a happy ever after?

Kate and Neil Spence met at Circular Quay after the Hiroshima Day march in August 1985. Kate was marching, Neil was not. It was love almost at first sight.

And they all lived happily ever after…or did they?

Over thirty years have passed, their children have grown and Kate and Neil have gone from being happily married to being happily separated. That is until Neil asks for a divorce – and another wedding brings up feelings that both had thought were long gone.