Valentine’s Day

Tomorrow is the day that florists, chocolate manufacturers, and restaurants love: Saint Valentine’s Day. I’m excited that I’ll be flying to Melbourne first thing in the morning to participate in Sisters in Crime’s celebration of the day – a panel discussion tomorrow night, titled ‘She Always Gets Her Man’ with fellow romantic suspense authors Helene…

Writing Wisdom

I’m not the world’s most ┬áregular blogger, I know, but at present I’m concentrating on a) earning a living and b) writing a book – and I’m sure most of my readers would prefer me to prioritise book-writing over blog-writing! So, no thoughtful or newsy post from me today! However, I here’s a couple of…

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…