In Search of Story ... 

Why in search of story? I'm a writer, I love words and the images they make. So I blog about my never-ending search for stories ... from my own country of Australia to Europe, and home again ... from first idea, to drafts and edits, to published book. 

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November 22, 2018

Five years ago, I wrote a flash fiction story set in Venice in the 18th C. With my short stories, I sometimes use the 'narrative device' of delving into the life of a famous figure in the arts, or science, literature or history and asking 'What if?' ... like Michelange...

November 22, 2018

Yeah, I hear you, 'faithful followers of THAT novel-in-progress'. It's been a long road; 4 years and 8 months to the day - a shorter journey than the years of creating my recently published novel, Sweet Adversity.

THE FOUR SEASONS OF CATERINA has been one hellava j...

July 26, 2018

In one of those half-dream you get before waking, I saw her ... a young girl in an old-fashioned pinafore, fleeing along a dusty bush road. She was frightened and also angry as a box of bees. I woke up then, but not before realising she had a cockatiel with her who quo...

June 18, 2018

Well, the day is here ... Sweet Adversity, my historical adventure (for anyone who likes stories about feisty, brave yet vulnerable girls on impossible quests) is out in the world - or 'in the wild' as I call it ... in paperback on book shelves and ebooks across the wo...

January 15, 2018

I didn't set out to write an historical novel, and according to strict obligatory requirements of the genre, I haven't. Sweet Adversity is an adventure set in the historical times of the Great Depression in Australia, with music and Shakespeare, and a coming-of-age thr...

November 24, 2016

I started this blog to share my experiences travelling Europe as a writer in search of story, and researching for two novels that I'm writing. One, an historical coming-of-age and quest story set in Venice in the 18th Century is for for older children and any readers w...

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