Sculpture in the Gaol, South West Rocks

I’ll be appearing at Sculpture in the Gaol, South West Rocks, August 7.  There’s fabulous sculpture installations, local artists, music, food and drink. I’ll be giving some talks on fascinating internees and other stories about the gaol, as well as my writer’s journey for my Trial Bay series. Print books will be for sale. If you’re … More Sculpture in the Gaol, South West Rocks

How having a dream can help you live a better life

Photographer Janie Barrett, SMH http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/sydneys-new-years-eve-celebrations-kick-off-with-welcome-to-country-and-family-fireworks-20151231-glxlkl.html It’s New Year’s Day and this isn’t a post about New Year resolutions…sigh of relief. I want to take a moment to reflect on becoming an author over these last three years, and practise an attitude of gratitude. I had a dream (yes, thank you Martin Luther King, you had an even … More How having a dream can help you live a better life

Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits

  1. The energy of teenagers…they are brimming with vitality and spark. 2. Engagement…teens have to be won over, and it’s great when they begin to connect with your message. 3. The shy writers-to-be…the kids who are dying to talk to you and get hints and encouragement about their writing ambitions. 4. The teachers and … More Four Things I Love about my School Author Visits