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 20, 2016

Think I'll become a travel agent. But who'd have thought this much research, reading, organising, deciding, pouring over maps, distances, train and bus connections, currency, language difference, timing, baggage weight limits etc. goes into planning a 7-week overseas t...

September 16, 2016

Research for my story has been a thing of joy and discovery already. As I write, I live my young street urchin's journey to discover her past, and to follow her destiny as a great singer.

A universal story ... the quest to find one's place in the world, and the lov...

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...

September 12, 2016

In exactly 15 days, I head for Europe with suitcase, computer, writing journal and my other half, Ross. This trip has crept up too quickly and I'm mentally not ready.

Writing lists, checking flights, accommodation updates, paying Captain Train (now called Trainline  (fa...

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