And Now For Something A Little Darker…

My supernatural suspense short story, Grave Bargains, is FREE to download in October. In the wake of a devastating act of betrayal, Dylan is determined to bury the past and start fresh. His good intentions are challenged by a sinister stranger, who is determined to dig up his sins, and threatens to jeopardize his efforts... Continue Reading →

Goodbye My Love – The Wilted Rose

Introduction: Image by Alan from Pixabay The true story continues with Sarah and George feeling comfortable and familiar in their relationship. It felt like the time was right to move to the next level and get engaged. How will Sarah’s parents react to George asking them for Sarah’s hand in marriage? Will they accept him into their family... Continue Reading →

A Perfect World- The Wilted Rose

Image by Çiğdem Onur from Pixabay Introduction: The true story continues with Sarah and George falling head over heels in love with each other. Ahh, young love, first love! Oh, so innocent! So beautiful! Everything in her life was going perfectly to plan. This part of this story is set in Brisbane, Queensland in the mid-1950s. Beverley Joy. Book... Continue Reading →

The Door of Love: The Wilted Rose

Introduction: The story of Sarah continues. The door to Sarah’s heart has swung wide open letting George’s confessed love for her flow into her life. They have been on several dates and grown familiar with each other’s lives and interests. She has never known happiness like this before. Her heart feels like it will burst out... Continue Reading →

The Musical Notes of First Love – The Wilted Rose

From the Simply Story Poetry Blog: The story of Sarah continues. Since moving to Brisbane, Sarah has completed a secretarial course, and six years of piano examinations to fulfil her love of music. She also qualified as a registered nursing sister and is working at Brisbane Royal Hospital. Now in her mid-twenties, back in the... Continue Reading →

Dawn Riding

When Sarah was a young teenager, still living in Maleny, Queensland, in the 1940s she was given a spirited horse that her elderly neighbour didn’t have the time to train, or the time to take care of. Sarah called her Dawn. She rode her at every opportunity and loved and cared for her more than... Continue Reading →

The Wilted Rose Blog Series

2022 marks the tenth anniversary of publishing my debut novel, The Wilted Rose, which tells the story of one Australian family’s struggle with mental illness during the 1960s and 70s. To mark National Mental Health Month, and to celebrate this special anniversary, from now until the end of October, in partnership with Simply Story Poetry,... Continue Reading →

Storytelling through Circus

As well as a writer, I am also a hula hoop and aerial hoop artist. I have been hula hooping for sixteen years, and two years ago, I took my hooping skills to the air when I started training in aerial hoop, also known as lyra. Since then, I have been creating themed performances combining... Continue Reading →

President

On Saturday, I became the President of the Gold Coast Writer’s Association. The Gold Coast Writer’s Association (or GCWA for short) is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to encourage and support writers from all genres, age groups, and levels of experience, to grow, learn, and excel in their craft. I attended my first GCWA meeting back... Continue Reading →

Thirty-Three: My Jesus Year Commences

A week ago today I turned thirty-three. According to Urban Dictionary, the thirty-third year of your life is where you are reborn in some sense. Perhaps a mid (or slightly-more-than-a-quarter)-life crisis, perhaps an ego death, perhaps the year where you abandon old ways and start new .... or perhaps you were affixed to a cross and... Continue Reading →

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