Still here! (And there….)

Despite all evidence to the contrary on this blog lately, I am still alive. Life’s just been doing the up and down thing, so my brain has been somewhat distracted. The major news is that, after months of struggling with it, my publisher, agent and I have decided that the book I was drafting and…

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…