At the ripe old age of 45 we have decided we have finally found somewhere we want to put down roots, here in regional Victoria 😊 and we're going to be building a house! We managed to find land, in the larger town we've been living near for the last year or so, which had … Continue reading We’re putting down roots!
I was delighted to be invited by Stephen Campbell to be on his podcast, Crimefiction.fm and, despite feeling decidedly odd being 'on mic' instead of being the audio engineer, it was great fun! As a crime fiction reader as well as writer I've been listening to the podcast since it began in April as a spin-off of his … Continue reading As Long As She Lives on Crimefiction.fm!
I am thrilled to announce that the lovely people at Dymocks 234 Collins St (Melbourne CBD Store) will be hosting an in-store book launch of As Long As She Lives!The launch will be in their cafe from 6pm on Friday July 17th, numbers are limited but I would love to see some readers in person - … Continue reading Join me at Dymocks Melbourne for the As Long As She Lives Book Launch!
As of yesterday evening, I have in my Dropbox folder a shiny new file which is the fully edited and proofed manuscript of As Long As She Lives. It's done! The prose is tighter, the structure is pacier than the draft on Wattpad and it's the best I can make it at this point in … Continue reading As Long As She Lives is in production!
I am feeling more and more that my post-sea-rise/climate change novel should be my next project! We are on Day 4 of this weather, if we get a 5th day over 40 we are into record territory. For my farenheit friends, 44C is 111F. No, this is not normal for anywhere other than the centre … Continue reading Heatwave
I’m afraid I have to report that I didn’t make it to the summit. Those who know the Kosciusko summit will laugh because it’s really more of a walk than a climb but with winds gusting to 45km at Charlotte’s pass, where we began, and the first snow of the season a few days before … Continue reading No, we didn’t fall off the mountain…
Seriously. As this post goes live to the interwebs, Superman, Caesar, Augusta and I should be leaving whatever accommodations we found on Saturday night and heading off to climb Mt. Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. As the Wikipedia entry reveals, the previous sentence sounds more impressive that it should be (anyone who knows me … Continue reading Road Trip! Oh yeah, and we’re going to climb a mountain.
Superman and I took Caesar and Augusta up to the Blue Mountains on Sunday. Since we only had the one day, we headed straight for Echo Point to see the Three Sisters, the rock formation pictured left. Like many Australians, and tourists, I have always been under the impression that the formation is named “the … Continue reading Visiting the Three Sisters
Urgh. Feeling very much in the midst of this at the moment. We are pretty much in the same position as we were when I wrote this post from Sydney in Jun 2008 - the packers are coming on Tuesday morning at 9 (four hours after Brigid will be picked up for her trip to … Continue reading The Locusts are Coming!