Congratulations to all the RUBY winners!

Congratulations to all the 2016 Romantic Book for the Year winners. The results were announced at the recent RWA Gala dinner in Adelaide – and what a fabulous night that was too! You can find all the details  at the RWA Blog. Special congrats to Michelle Somers, whose Romantic Suspense story, ‘Lethal in Love’, took Continue reading

Up the hill to Hahndorf

Despite the lovely hotel concierge and the nice man in the information centre doing their best to dissuade us, Graham and I had an adventure on Adelaide’s public transport system today. Perhaps we look a little too old for changing buses three times in one journey or perhaps guests of the Stamford use more salubrious Continue reading

Off to Adelaide to celebrate 25 years of RWA

  Roobinesque’s moored safely in a marina and we’re off to Adelaide for six days to attend the Romance Writers of Australia conference and the Australian Romance Readers Association Booksigning. Really looking forward to catching up with everyone again, but we’ve had to dig out our winter woollies with the mercury forecast to dip below Continue reading

Travels in the Top End with Annie Seaton

I’m delighted to welcome Annie Seaton to the blog today to talk about the research for her new release, KAKADU SUNSET. I loved the story, particularly the evocative sense of place. It’s so real! To celebrate the release we’re giving away a copy of KAKADU SUNSET to one lucky commentor (Australian readers only). Share the Continue reading

Crossing the Bar

Yesterday had a bit of everything. Sunrise was sublime and with only one other yacht anchored in the huge bay we felt as though we were a million miles from civilization. Then the dropping tide brought with it the revving of engines as Rainbow Beach turned into an eight-lane highway for dirt bikes and four-wheel Continue reading

Can you keep a secret?

Sshh… Don’t tell Moreton Bay, but we finally snuck out the top end and back into the Coral Sea! Tonight we’re anchored at Mooloolaba, outside the harbor, with a calm sea and a westerly breeze.  If the weather gods are with us still tomorrow we will head for Double Island Point and the Wide Bay Continue reading

Power Struggles

Living on Roobinesque and being self-contained means we rely firstly on solar power, then on wind power and if all else fails we have a diesel generator. Any time our engines are running they also charge our battery bank. The solar panels are true champions, quietly going about their business, never demanding anything but an Continue reading

The Dress Rehearsal is Over!

Roobinesque has been scrubbed, painted, polished, waxed and buffed to within an inch of her life. (Sounds like a long session at the day-spa, doesn’t it?) She’s now making an extra knot and a half of boat speed and I swear she had a sexy little wiggle as we departed Boat Works. The last week Continue reading

Winds of Change

Have you had to face a challenge in your life that sent you hurtling in another direction? Today I’m visiting Teddyree at The Eclectic Reader. My life’s changed enormously in the last two years and there have been days when that change has been incredibly painful. But more change is afoot. Capt G and I Continue reading

This Sailing Life

This time the NORTHERN HEAT blog tour is taking me over to the Write Note Reviews site. And I’m talking to Monique about something very dear to my heart – our sailing life. I’d love to hear how you unwind after a busy day. Drop by for a chat and to enter the giveaways! Pick Continue reading