Fly, be free

Shattered Sky has been released. We had a fabulous party at Glaskins Gallery on Friday night. Garry, Lyn, Jason, Karen and Chrissie were wonderful hosts, as they were last year. Kerstin and Lexi from Collins Booksellers at Smithfield set up a lovely display of Shattered Sky and Wings of Fear (Border Watch). Chris Chua’s beautiful Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Today is the day I have to finish my Christmas shopping. It’s going to be squeezed in around a trip to the hair dresser (bliss!), a trip to the doctor (sigh) and an eye-examination because all that reading in dimly lit simulators has played havoc with my eyesight (nothing to do with my age :-D) Continue reading

Trinity Picininis

There’s something very engaging about small children intent on their artwork. A tongue sticking out of the corner of a mouth, the furrowed forehead of concentration, the tunnel vision required to get that curved line just right. So absorbed are they, you can speak to them and they don’t hear you. It’s not that they Continue reading

Thanks for a gallery of memories!

Wow, what a launch party at Glaskins Gallery! It’s taken me three days, but I finally get to stop and draw a very deep breath.. Friday night was amazing – so many smiling faces, so many good wishes and so many wonderful friends! I felt as though I air-kissed everyone and talked to no-one. I Continue reading

Border Watch – the launch finale

I’m ending this series of posts on two contrasting images. The first one is iconically Australian. And no, the book doesn’t cost an arm or a leg and it’s cover price isn’t the equivalent of petty theft, but in its own way it will be part of the cultural synapses of this country. And of Continue reading

Border Watch – the launch III

They came from far and wide. Helene has never made a friend that she’s lost, that I’m aware of, and never misplaced one either. She’s obviously also made a lot in Cairns. Francine, from Vivienne Francine’s, is responsible for designing Helene’s stunning dress and Rhonda and Rachael, from Rhonda’s Beauty Spot, are two beauticians who Continue reading

Border Watch – the launch II

God bless all who sail in her – the book is launched, with champagne and speeches. Just the right amount of both. Helene spoke last holding a bouquet of flowers from mum and Bronwyn, and Dad. (Dad died four years ago, but his spirit lives on, and as he was the author of a couple Continue reading

Border Watch – the launch I

Everyone is very excited about “little sister’s” official launch of her debut novel. Son Andrew and I have flown up to Cairns, and Mum Marie with my two daughters Sophia and Libby will be Skyping in from Brisbane when the speeches begin, while sister Bronwyn and her children Rebel and Wolfram hope to be on Continue reading

Border Watch is in the shops!

Thanks to Suzanne Brandyn for my first photo of Border Watch on a book shelf! She found it in Port Maquarie at Big W. 🙂 Liz also found it in Kmart at Smithfield and sent me a lovely photo, but that’s on the home computer, not here in Sydney with me… Another friend, Amanda, bought Continue reading