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 1, 2016

In the grand lobby of Hotel Metropole where I meet Micky White, researcher and archivist of Antonio Vivaldi's years at the Ospedale della Pietà, there are four, white limestone pillars. They are the original columns of the Ospedale (ospedale in this case...

September 24, 2016

It's funny where story ideas come from. For me, the best ones are those requiring the most dedication, work and perseverance. They're the ones that come with a personal passion ... like my family's travelling actor heritage from the early 1900s in regional Au...

September 16, 2016

Deciding on clothes, shoes, boots for edge-of-season, northern hemisphere travelling is tricky enough - autumn in Venice can be warm, and cool, rainy and sunny - but adding in what I'll need to research 18th C Venice, the brilliant explosion of art, music and lite...

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