Icing on the publication cake

My first short story to be published in an anthology is now out in the world! I know it's not the greatest achievement a writer can aspire to, but it's a significant milestone for me. The book launch was SUCH FUN. Some dear friends and family members came to support me, which I am deeply … Continue reading Icing on the publication cake

The need for speed

In which our heroine commits to a deadline The whole start-writing-at-40 is my version of a mid-life crisis, I guess. You do get this dawning realisation as you get older that life is actually short, even if you're lucky enough to have a long one. If you live to 75, that's 28,000 days. Life is … Continue reading The need for speed

New York, New York

The city so nice, they named it twice (just like Wagga Wagga!) I was lucky enough to spend a week there recently, visiting with my sister and her husband who live Stateside. We've all been before, so we spent our time exploring the city on foot, with a loose itinerary of restaurants and bars recommended … Continue reading New York, New York

Review: Spa-humbug

I managed to get through the year only using 13 of my 25 leave days, so I'm madly trying to cram the remainder of my leave in before I lose it in April. This is one of the surprising differences between Australia and the UK: in Australia you can accrue leave pretty much indefinitely, but … Continue reading Review: Spa-humbug