Catch-up!

Travelling and blogging don’t seem to go well together me – and I’ve been doing a lot of travelling lately! My Mum and I spent all of July and some of August in the UK (with a week at the Romance Writers of America conference in the US in the middle of July for me),…

Friday Photos: Winter

The lovely thing about this climate is that, although we do get cold, frosty mornings, once the sun rises it quickly melts the frost, and we (usually) get crisp, clear, sunny days. (But writing novels set in high summer on the plains further west is a bit of a challenge during our winters!)

Roller-coaster

Just a few days before my Dad died in March, one of my closest friends was diagnosed with cancer. Not long after I returned from Canberra, we learned that her cancer was an aggressive one, with a tumour pressing against her windpipe. She wasn’t well enough to come for the book launch, but the last…

Sad Valentine Anniversary: the Vyner Brooke Nurses

I had thought about writing a post about Valentine’s Day, and about love being more than flowers and chocolates and fancy cards, but last night I happened to be reading Ian Shaw’s On Radji Beach, the story of Australian army nurses evacuated from Singapore just before it’s fall to the Japanese in 1942, and I…

Here’s proof…

… proof pages for Dead Heat, that is! This is the final stage in the book preparation – the proof pages of the book, and the very last chance to make any changes: There wasn’t a lot of time between copy edits going in on the 9th January, and the proof pages arriving, but I…