When the land is in your bones…

Whilst RETURN TO ROSEGLEN isn’t strictly a romance, Ivy and her girls have known love and lost love. And, as we all know, love comes in many forms. Set amongst the dust and heat of north western Queensland love for the country is an important part of the story. The landscape holds a different pull Continue reading


Return to Roseglen

It’s a big weekend aboard RooBinEsque! Ivy and her girls are out and about in bookstores everywhere, including Big W, and all online e-book retailers. It’s always a special thrill to see it lined up on a shelf amongst books I love and authors who are friends. I’m grateful to all the readers who’ve waited Continue reading


Thank you!

“There is love, anger, hatred and feelings of powerlessness within this story just as there is in life and for me it ticked all the boxes for a very good read.” Wendy Lipke -Queensland Reviewers Collective. All the conventional wisdom says ‘don’t read reviews about your own stories’. How wise… How stoic… How impossible… I don’t Continue reading


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