Weather to go, whether to stay?

So far sailing the coast of Australia has been exhilarating, enlivening, extraordinary, and at time exhausting. Roo Bin Esque has given us a mostly comfortable ride in style, if not at any great speed. We’ve met many amazing people and visited beautiful and remote islands, but now it’s time to step outside our comfort zone. Continue reading

Brisbane’s all grown up

After four weeks of being of no-fixed abode it felt a little weird flying back into Brisbane yesterday and realising it’s not home anymore. I found myself looking at it through a slightly different lens as I drove around and ticked off the jobs I needed to do. I’d booked a hotel down at Kangaroo Continue reading

Strong wind warning?

Being moored in the Brisbane River was so much more interesting than I thought it would be. We spent two nights at North Shore which is on the Comslie Reach of the river. Between the City Cats, the rowers, the trawler men, the aircraft, the Gateway Bridge and the pelicans I had plenty to line Continue reading

Half Moon Bay National Tour Dates

My fourth book, HALF MOON BAY, is about to hit the shelves in three weeks and to celebrate Penguin Australia and Get Reading Australia have teamed up to take me on tour! Here are the details with more to come on the Melbourne leg as soon as they are finalised. We kick off on FRIDAY Continue reading

I’m sorry, but I think we’ll have to break up…

Dear TransLink, you broke my heart tonight. You promised an evening of bright lights and city streets. You said you’d pick me up at 8.04 precisely. You said the trip would be seamless, economical, green even. You guaranteed I’d be home in my hotel room by 8.46. I trusted you… I believed you… Instead you Continue reading

Good press

How wonderful to read a positive article about romance writers in this weekend’s Brisbane Sunday Mail. There are a couple of beautiful photos to go with the article – particularly the one of Mandy Magro and her daughter Chloe – but you’ll need a hard copy to see them so track one down if you can. Continue reading