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...

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...

October 24, 2016

Sometimes, researching for story-making can be like drowning in a molasses bin of facts and images. Vicenza, our current Italian stay before we head for Venice is the other setting for my novel work-in-progress, The Four Seasons of Caterina. I knew what I wan...

October 19, 2016

I'd planned my research for my other work-in-progress novel (the one set 17,000 years ago) well - with one significant archaeology site to visit. A site of utmost importance to the beginnings of pictorial art for humankind, LASCAUX, 'the Sistine Chapel o...

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