Congratulations!!

  Thank you so much to everyone who posted photos of themselves reading RETURN TO ROSEGLEN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, tagged their friends, liked my page, signed up for my newsletter and blog, sent me emails, messages and texts, and posted reviews online at Amazon, Goodreads and iBooks. This writing life it a whole 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.


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


What’s not to love about a wedding?

  Let me say upfront that I’m a bit of an Anglophile – clearly, since I married a man from Manchester and he’s still by my side thirty-three years after we met!  I’ve always thought the Royals bring a special little touch of romance to a country that can be rather grey and dreary… But Continue reading


Tough decisions…

I know it’s a first world problem, but being an author comes with the responsibility of an ‘author photo’. I love being behind the lens of a camera, but don’t enjoy being in front of it. However, with Return To Roseglen only weeks away from release, I needed to update my photo. Capt G assured Continue reading


The Whales of Hervey Bay

It’s been a strange old year and, whilst we wish we were on our way to New Caledonia, playing with the whales of Hervey Bay has chased away the blues. These giant curious animals have wallowed and played in the shallows beside us, seemingly happy to check out Roo Bin Esque’s hulls and to allow Continue reading


Weather to go, whether to stay?

So far sailing the coast of Australia has been exhilarating, enlivening, extraordinary, and at time exhausting. Roo Bin Esque has given us a mostly comfortable ride in style, if not at any great speed. We’ve met many amazing people and visited beautiful and remote islands, but now it’s time to step outside our comfort zone. Continue reading


It’s the little things that make the difference.

It’s been a crazy busy week with tradies crawling all over Roo Bin Esque to ensure she’s ship shape for her journey to New Caledonia – and it’s no hardship watching others working! We’ve also had our heads buried in the engine bays servicing the two Yanmar diesels to ensure they’re purring. Whilst we like to sail Continue reading


Proper Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

As an aviator and a trainer ‘Proper Prior Planning’ has been a mantra I’ve lived by for the last twenty-eight years. It seems it’s going to stand me in good stead for sailing! Graham and I are gearing up for our first blue water cruise to New Caledonia and Vanuatu and, hopefully, Fiji, departing early May if Continue reading