Congratulations!! Good news all round.

We’re getting ready to head to the UK for a four week visit to family and friends – and for a very special wedding – so it’s time to announce the winner of the sunrise canvas giveaway. Congratulations to Justine Porter!! The painting will be heading her way shortly and I hope she enjoys it! Continue reading


The healing power of stories

Have you ever felt like curling into a ball and hiding in the corner because life’s just run you down? Have you reached for a book instead of giving in to that urge because you know a story will take you away to a mystical place where life delivers rainbows and love, heartache and happiness, Continue reading


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


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


It Takes a Village

Today my guest is Sophie, the lead character in Christine Stinson’s wonderful new novel, IT TAKES A VILLAGE, released by Pan Macmillan. I read Sophie’s story on flights to and from Sydney recently and could only be grateful I had empty seats next to me both times. I cried and ¬†laughed and cheered with Sophie. Continue reading