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 12, 2018

Sweet Adversity was released on July 1, 2018 ... and it's been a great ride so far.  Over this past month, I've been travelling to Hobart, Victoria, Sydney on my mini-book tour. It's been such fun ... the future of Children's Literature is in safe hands with some...

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...

May 22, 2018

And here we are, folks! Sweet Adversity ... my long awaited novel with HarperCollins Australia is about to enter the world. Not pulled out kicking and screaming, but with joy, anticipation and a feeling in my bones you will love this tale and my protagonist, Addie McAl...

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...

September 28, 2017

Four months ago, I'd promised to tell you a bit about Sweet Adversity's journey through a professional structural/copy edit with HarperCollins, my novel's publisher. Broken promise, I'm afraid!

But I'm back again after finishing a fabulous editing experience under the p...

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