Why are ships so fascinating?

It seems I am my father’s daughter… I don’t know whether my fascination with ships started with Dad being an engineer on oil tankers or whether it’s a genetic thing, but the older I get the worse it gets! I was delighted to find a bulk sugar carrier in Mourilyan Harbour when we sailed through Continue reading

Orpheus Island

We had a delightful sail from Horseshoe Bay to Orpheus Island – although I lost count of the sail changes as the wind was up and down. When it reached 17 knots in a rush, and we still had our beautiful pink spinnaker up, I think we were both a little concerned we were headed Continue reading

Time for a change

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may notice things have changed a little! I hope you like the new look. I’ve gone for something simple, something that allows me to share more of my photos – since we’re seeing so many wonderful out of the way places while we’re cruising it would Continue reading

The week that’s been!

So my first week of being a full time writer passed in a blur and not one word of a new novel was typed! This could be trickier than I thought… Wednesday saw Capt G and I visiting Morisset Library on Lake Macquarie. The wonderful warm welcome made up for the chilly temperatures. The side Continue reading

The voice of a hero

After such a tough week I’m delighted to be spending some time with Jess at The Never Ending Bookshelf blog. Today I’ll introduce you to the voice of Conor, the hero in NORTHERN HEAT. I had a lot of fun listening to the audition tapes when the Trailermade Production Team sent them through. Making a Continue reading

Difficult themes in a story

Lauren at The Australian Bookshelf is hosting the NORTHERN HEAT Pre-release Blog Tour today. Some themes in books are confronting and difficult to write. NORTHERN HEAT threw up some challenges for me and I hope that I’ve done the story justice. Drop by and share your thoughts at The Australian Bookshelf. Catch up on any 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

Music to my ears

Are you a music lover? Do songs or music change the feel of your day? The Northern Heat Pre-release Blog Tour is visiting 1Girl2ManyBooks today and I’m sharing the songs that made a huge difference to Northern Heat. Bree runs a wonderful review site and I’ve discovered many new authors via her insightful reviews. So Continue reading

At home with me – somewhere in the Coral Sea!

Today the NORTHERN HEAT Pre-release Blog Tour welcomes Jenn J McCleod aboard Roobinesque.  We’re over at Jenn’s fabulous blog having a yarn with the Barcoola rig parked out the back on the pontoon. Drop by for a chat and another chance to go into the draw for one of the 6 prize packs from Penguin!! Continue reading

Pre-release Blog Tour!

To celebrate the upcoming release of NORTHERN HEAT I’m going on a blog tour to visit some of my favourite reviewers and bloggers. I hope you’ll join me as I chat about the story, the inspiration, the music, the setting, as well as writing craft and the mysteries of voice overs – love the sound Continue reading