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Wander Woman: Bev in Bangladesh

I heard about the opportunity to travel to Bangladesh at a storytelling workshop I attended. The purpose of the trip was to teach English to young students, who were studying translation at college. The facilitators of the program had some vacancies, and I’m the kind of the person to think ‘Why not? I’ll give it… Continue reading Wander Woman: Bev in Bangladesh

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March 2023: Before and After

I missed my regular Friday blog post last week as I was in the throes of an emergency house move. During the week of International Women's Day, I found myself at the mercy of one of the most toxic women I've ever met, and some of the kindest I've ever known. I follow two astrologers-… Continue reading March 2023: Before and After

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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 And Now For Something A Little Darker…

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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 The Musical Notes of First Love – The Wilted Rose

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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 Dawn Riding

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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 The Wilted Rose Blog Series

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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 Storytelling through Circus

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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 President

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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 Thirty-Three: My Jesus Year Commences