A huge thank you to Dymocks Melbourne and all who came to celebrate the launch of As Long As She Lives, it was a truly wonderful night! My editor Ann Bolch launched the book, then my dear friend Jenny Seedsman introduced me for my speech full of thanks. Emma Jaques was the photographer for the … Continue reading What a night! As Long As She Lives book launch.
It's been almost a month since I completed the serialized re-write of As Long As She Lives and in an attempt to stop myself picking up the manuscript and fiddling, before I receive my editor's first notes, I've given some thought to the experience, which I hope may be useful to current or potential Wattpad users. … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned from Wattpad (so far)
If you read this blog, or attend #storycraft chat, you'll know that I have a gluttonous relationship with the process stories of creative people. I'm almost allergic to gossip, but, for each awards season, The Hollywood Reporter sits down with the nominated writers, show runners, writer's agents, directors and actors and interviews them, and - … Continue reading “Go get Good”
WARNING: This post is highly specific to those moving to Thailand/Bangkok and potentially goes into far more detail about power sockets and power boards than many could understand anyone wanting – until they are faced with the pre-pack-preparation helplessness of the expat-wife before “the locusts” come which can only be assuaged by copious browsing of … Continue reading Expat Tip: Bangkok Electricity Sockets and Plugs
Anyone who cooks even slightly, and probably many people who don’t, gives at least some thought to buying a knife or two when they come to Japan. It wouldn’t be stretching the metaphor too thin to equate a chef’s knives to a Samurai’s swords so it makes sense that many cooks dream of having knives … Continue reading Tip! Buying cooking knives in Japan
When we first came to Nagoya to find a home here it was late May and it was the Summer green of the trees in the street, which filled the view from the study window, that sold me on our house. The bark of those trees also filled me with a quiet hope - I … Continue reading For those missing out, a virtual Hanami…
Since moving to Nagoya I have, I'm sure like many other expats, become fairly reliant on the Japan Postal Service and they just never let me down! I think I've mentioned before how much faster Amazon orders arrive here than in Australia but I think that is partly due to orders probably waiting Stateside until … Continue reading On Japan Post and how to have a package re-delivered!
The subject of learning Japanese while one is living here can get a little heated. There are those who don't want to learn the language at all, for various reasons and there are those (many of them in the blogosphere) who think none of those reasons could possibly be legitimate and subscribe to the wtf-of … Continue reading Moving to Japan, the Language Question
After the flurry of posts the week before last, I spent last week in a similar flurry of busyness which kept me from blogging - every bit of it utterly enjoyable! Highlights were: A birthday/bon voyage night at Red Rock for my friend NZ. K who is going home for a few weeks for the … Continue reading The post with the Flatbread and Honeyed Figs recipes!