Friday Photo: Sunset walk

I often walk the dogs in the western paddock just as the sun is setting, and I love the last golden rays of low, slanting sunlight through the bush:   My canine companions were relatively patient while I was waving the camera around. Skye has learned to ‘sit’ (and can do so for seconds at a…

My first hero

In my first book, As Darkness Falls, the dedication reads: For my parents: My father, who demonstrated every day of his life what true courage and heroism really are; My mother, who has a beautiful, giving spirit, and the grace to look beyond the surface of people to their hearts. My dear Dad passed away…

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…