Sydney

Here I am in Sydney again – so different to the peace and quiet of home in the bush, but vibrant and fun in small doses! I flew in at lunchtime, caught a cab to the serviced apartment we booked, and then after doing some medical paperwork, I headed into the city centre and had…

Top Creek & Macleay River trip

As mentioned in my previous post, we did a day trip yesterday into Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, with our friends Bob & Kerry, and Don, a National Park ranger. Bob is researching for a history of land use in the area since European settlement, so the purpose for the trip was to find the…

Home again

I feel as though I’ve been away for a month, but it’s really only just on two weeks – and I did get home for two nights in between Brisbane and Melbourne! The IASPR and RWAustralia conferences in Brisbane were fantastic. The papers at the IASPR conference were many and varied, but all interesting. I…

IASPR conference

Just a quick post to report in from Brisbane. The IASPR conference is going brilliantly – and it’s wonderful to be spending time with people and discussing the genre and books in general. There’s been some great papers, including two very different critiques of the Twilight books, which have generated much discussion and thought. I…

Travels (and walks)

I’m rushing around getting ready to leave for Brisbane in an hour or two, for the IASPR and RWAustralia conferences. I’m driving up today, and tomorrow, the wonderful Sarah Frantz (IASPR President) and I are going to do a day trip from Brisbane to Lamington National Park. I’ve always wanted to explore some of the…