Writer’s Digest 16 July 2023

It has been a while (two years, in fact) since I updated this blog and for those of you who have waited with bated breath, I apologise for that. I have, however, just started writing a new novel, so what … Read More

Writer’s Digest – July 7, 2021

I’m a tad late today in getting this out – so apologies and all that. I am, in fact, on holiday in Cairns in Far North Queensland. When I say holiday, it’s more of a quick break – we arrived … Read More

On My Bookshelf – June

Even looking at these you can see June was a complete mish-mash of genres. We had cosy crime with Debbie Young and Julie Wassmer, some reading for research with Philip Serrell, myths and legends told by a master storyteller and … Read More

Writer’s Digest – June 30, 2021

As I write this, following a couple of positive cases, we’re in lockdown here in South-East Queensland. Sydney is a few days into a two-week lockdown and both Western Australia and the Northern Territory are also locked down. This pandemic … Read More

Writer’s Digest – June 23, 2021

It’s 6 am on Wednesday morning and I’m still in bed. Don’t worry, I’ll be getting up soon and will head out for a walk – just at a more civilised hour than usual. My husband is working down near … Read More

Writer’s Digest – June 16, 2021

I’m in Hervey Bay again, staying with my daughter for a week. Every time I’m up here it’s a reminder to me of how grateful I am to have a day job that allows me to work from anywhere – … Read More

Writer’s Digest – June 9, 2021

So, I’ve been to the dentist this morning for a check-up and clean. No biggie, I hear you say, except that it’s been years (and by years, I mean years) and I’m terrified of dentists. It’s not a recent fear like … Read More

On My Bookshelf – May

April’s reading might have been disappointing, but my reading mojo was well and truly found in May. There’s a lot to be telling you about, so let’s go… The Codebreakers, by Alli Sinclair There’s a lot of noise about this … Read More

Writer’s Digest – Wednesday 12 May 2021

Confession time. I’m still a couple of thousand words away from finishing the rewrite to The Cafe On Beach Road. I’d aimed to complete it over the weekend just gone but, well, there was this day drinking thing I did … Read More

On My Bookshelf – April

Okay, I’m going to just say it: April was a disappointing month from a reading viewpoint, yet it began and ended on highpoints. In the middle was my first DNF (Did Not Finish) in I can’t remember how long. I … Read More