I’m being sociable!

After a wicked week at work, feeling like Chicken Little and wondering if the sky was really going to fall in, I’ve hit the weekend and collapsed in a heap. What better way to recover than to throw off the mooring lines and head to the bay. I’ve also fitted in a visit to Rowena Continue reading

The Dedication for Safe Harbour

‘For Dolly, who, in the briefest of meetings, taught me the importance of being still.’ (SAFE HARBOUR 2014) It’s not often you meet someone briefly who has a profound effect on you. I met Dolly on a fishing trip out of Darwin a few years ago.  Capt G and I were heading out with a Continue reading

Safe Harbour

You’d think that by book number five an author might be more laid back about the covers on their books, but it seems I’m not! And I hope I never lose the deep thrill of seeing the finished cover for the first time. Here’s SAFE HARBOUR’s gorgeous cover. I love the colours, the movement in Continue reading

A Romance Book Haven

I’m out and about at Romance Book Haven today sharing some of my favourite questions from the Get Reading Tour. And since I’m still celebrating Burning Lies making it onto the RUBY shortlist and the Daphne du Maurier shortlist there’s a copy to be won. You can always give it away as a present if Continue reading

Space to write – Nicole Flockton

Today’s guest is a ‘new to me’ writer, Nicole Flockton and I’m looking forward to reading her latest release, RESCUING DAWN. I asked Nicole about her writing space. Since our recent move aboard a catamaran I’m even more curious about where writers write! So please welcome Nicole 🙂 Peaceful Writing Places – Umm not me… Continue reading

Get Lost!

Today I’m visiting best-selling American suspense writer, Donnell Bell, on her blog Get Lost in a Story. We talking about Burning Lies, the Daphne du Maurie award and where are the best places to holiday! Drop by for a chance to win an e-book of Burning Lies. And feel free to give advice to our American friends Continue reading

Tall fishing stories…

You know what they say about fisherman – the size of the fish grows in the telling… I’m over at Cathryn Hein’s fabulous Friday Feast waxing lyrical about Capt G’s endeavours on our recent sailing trip from Brisbane to Cairns. I’m even prepared to share a couple of my sure fire recipes so drop by Continue reading

Let the Muse Take the Lead

Kicking off  my guest blogs for 2013 is Rachael Johns. Congratulations to Rach for being shortlisted for the Australian Romance Readers Awards. It’s a wonderful accolade and richly deserved. Please make her very welcome as she shares some of her writing process. Hi Helene – thank you so much for having me back on your Continue reading

Beach treasures

I’ve always been a bit of a beachcomber. Since I know I won’t have room for all my little treasures on the yacht I’ve started collecting photos of things that catch my eye. This is a cuttle fish on a clump of seaweed washed up on Four Mile beach at Port Douglas. Found anything interesting Continue reading