Safe Harbour

It’s release day for SAFE HARBOUR! We’re celebrating, bobbing at anchor in Horseshoe Bay off Peel Island, with an early coffee while we watch the sunrise. For something different I thought I’d share my Acknowledgements Page with you because some people need more of a thank you than I can fit in the limited space Continue reading

Bye bye Ballarat…

Sadly, my month of wandering the country chatting to readers has come to an end… The Get Reading tour has been the most amazing experience so far in my writing life. I’ve been fortunate to visit new places, familiar places and places which have been on my wish list for a long time. Yesterday morning Continue reading

Waurn Ponds – chilly outside, but warm inside!

I’m back on the road again! This time I’m in Victoria for a very quick visit. Thankfully Melbourne turned on the weather for me and I landed in 12 degrees and crystal clear blue skies. Gorgeous! Last night we headed to Waurn Ponds, half way between Geelong and Torquay. The drive down the highway was Continue reading

Jennifer St George

There are some people who just ooze style, no matter what time of day or night it is, not matter what situation is unfolding, no matter how much mayhem surrounds them.  Today’s blog guest, Jennifer St George is one of those. I’ve watched her in action at RWA conferences and thought, ‘Wow!’ Now after reading Continue reading

The Marion Centre

Yesterday was the final day of my South Australia tour and it didn’t get off to the most seamless of starts when our flight from Mt Gambier was delayed by almost 2 hours… One of the issues for regional flying is always going to be availability of spare parts and engineers when something goes wrong Continue reading

Mitcham Library then off to The Hub

With the temperature at a balmy 12 degrees I had a lovely walk around Adelaide’s CBD this morning, drinking in the autumn colours – so very different to Cairns! Today we headed to Mitcham Library where Wendy and her enthusiastic team had rounded up another wonderful audience for me. Thanks also to Wendy from ‘Booked Continue reading


I’ve never been to the Barossa Valley so today was already set to be special. I’d googled Seppeltsfield Winery and thought it looked rather swish, but the photos don’t do it justice. It’s the oldest winery in the Barossa and its heritage shows in the magnificent buildings, stately old trees and wonderful aged oak barrels. Continue reading

Knowledge in Gosnells

Once I got over the shock of 3 degrees on the temperature gauge the walk to the Green House was an invigorating start to the day. Drop by the website for the Green House and check out the time lapse video of the restaurant’s construction. It is truly unique with delicious food and a quirky Continue reading


The drive from Bunbury to Ellenbrook took a little longer than planned this morning with a car and a truck having a nasty altercation on the highway causing a major disruption. Then, just when we thought we’d make it on time despite the delay, a runaway trailer from a B-Double took out some traffic lights. Continue reading

The sun shone on Bunbury and Eaton

Despite the rain pelting down we left Perth under a double rainbow – an auspicious start which delivered on its promise. The audience at Bunbury Library were lovely and asked some excellent questions. Thanks to Debra and her team for hosting the event. It was great to meet you all. I did venture out for a Continue reading