Winter in the south

As you may have noticed Capt G and I, aboard Roo Bin Esque, are still down south in Port Phillip Bay. Like migratory birds most yachties head north for the winter months, but this year we decided to try something a little different. Having lived in Cairns for 16 years, and we still call it Continue reading


Love in all its forms

We all know love isn’t ‘one size fits all’ so Sandie Docker, Sasha Wasley, Anthea Hodson and I have shared our thoughts about love over at Penguin Books Australia If you’re in NSW check out Sandie’s sites for her tour details as she talks about her new release The Kookaburra Cafe. For those of you in Continue reading


A love for all ages

“Older love is different to a young love with all that wide-eyed optimism. It’s more cautious, yet liberating. It’s careful yet wild. It’s passionately sexy yet respectful of bodies that have borne children, changed shape, been broken and healed.” Come and join in the conversation about ‘love for all ages’ on the Australian Romance Readers Continue reading


Honestly Woman

Today I’ve dropped by Honestly Woman to talk about my publishing journey and how life sometimes changes direction on our behalf without any consultation! Find the article here : Honestly Woman. And don’t forget to get your entry in for the Book Club Set Giveaway of Return to Roseglen – check out the post here.


Who knew hanging around in a window could be so much fun??

Thanks to Kathy Mexted and her brilliant ideas I spent a couple of hours hanging around in the window of The LABoratory, a women’s fashion store in Pakington St, Geelong. I loved the images Kathy captured and I hope to see more of The LABoratory if we can hatch a plan – more about that Continue reading


What do book clubs need? Books! And I have some to give away :)

“At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart. On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her days. Increasingly frail, all she holds dear is threatened not just by crippling drought, but by jealousy and greed – and that’s from within her own Continue reading


What’s not to love about a wedding?

  Let me say upfront that I’m a bit of an Anglophile – clearly, since I married a man from Manchester and he’s still by my side thirty-three years after we met!  I’ve always thought the Royals bring a special little touch of romance to a country that can be rather grey and dreary… But Continue reading


Tough decisions…

I know it’s a first world problem, but being an author comes with the responsibility of an ‘author photo’. I love being behind the lens of a camera, but don’t enjoy being in front of it. However, with Return To Roseglen only weeks away from release, I needed to update my photo. Capt G assured Continue reading


Reflecting on Melbourne

Being moored in the middle of a bustling city is fascinating, noisy, invigorating and at times overwhelming. I’m loving exploring the laneways and buildings of Melbourne, but the contrast from remote Bathurst Harbour to Yarra’s Edge couldn’t be more pronounced. Cities always surprise me with their manmade beauty. Throw in a slice of natural beauty, Continue reading


Where has the time gone?

I’m sitting at Constitution Dock in Hobart wearing ugg boots and a woolly jumper – a sharp contrast to our usual cruising grounds! It’s been a busy few months for Roo Bin Esque and the crew. We’re survived New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour – a truly awe-inspiring display of fireworks. We crossed Bass Strait Continue reading