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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September 28, 2017

With 17 years of KidLit writing under my belt, I've learned from experience. In particular, when you're so close to a work-in-progress, you need the eyes of others to see it clearly ... like amiable writers who will swap critiques with you; or paying for professional c...

October 20, 2016

We left our beautiful French village, Beynac today, on the first leg of the journey east to Italy. One thing about this town will stay in my head for a long time ... just behind our hotel, up a very steep walk on cobbled streets is the castle (or fortresse) of Beynac....

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...

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