The Blog is Back

The thing about a break is it gives you a new perspective. I’ve been thinking about where I was when I started when paper met pen in August 2015, and how much I’ve learned since then about writing, about the process of pitching and dealing with publishers, and about the book community more broadly. Learning … More The Blog is Back

DON’T PANIC

Every morning I check the news to see if the world’s ending. The funny thing is – that isn’t the first thing I do. It’s about the fifth. The order usually goes: Facebook. Email. Twitter. WordPress. Then ABC news for word on any impending apocalypse. Probably if the world was ending it would have been … More DON’T PANIC

Back soon!

Dear friends,  I’m on holiday and this blog is on holiday! Holidays are great, everyone should have them!  While I say I’m on holiday I’m actually working my butt off trying to make headway on the rewrite of my young adult fantasy novel. However I’m not going to “work” and I’m drinking bonus champagne in … More Back soon!

It’s Australia Day! Here’s a list of ten Australian books that changed my life

As it’s Australia Day today, (a day traditionally spent on BBQs, drinking and listening to the Hottest 100) I thought I would share a list of ten books by Australian authors that have at some point in my life changed me, challenged me or shown me myself and my country in a new light. These … More It’s Australia Day! Here’s a list of ten Australian books that changed my life

Uh oh

This week I’m writing about my son. I kind of try not to. Not because he doesn’t occupy my almost every waking thought, but because he does. I like this blog to be somewhere I can have a break from the wonderful but exhausting and endless reality of being a mum. I like to think … More Uh oh

The shortest distance between here and there is most likely not a straight line

I took up yoga in the year 2000. I’d moved thousands of kilometres from home to a place where I didn’t know anyone. I wasn’t sure what I was doing there. I was still in shock from the colours and the smells: mangoes and frangipani trees everywhere, palms and ferns and flying foxes and black … More The shortest distance between here and there is most likely not a straight line