Yesterday I posted an update on what I've been up to writing and publishing wise these past few months while I've been quiet on the blog front. With the publishing of Bedouin Boy on Halloween and Grave Bargains on Friday the 13th of November, my publishing goals for the year have wrapped up, but its... Continue Reading →
Books By The Beach: Paid To Dance at Currumbin Beach
Welcome to Currumbin Beach, stop no.11 on my Books By The Beach tour! Stretching from Currumbin Creek in the north to Wyberba Street in the south the area is easily identified because of its headlands that project into the beach. At the beach front, Elephant Rock and Currumbin Rock enclose a discrete surf beach. Currumbin... Continue Reading →
Books By The Beach: The New Neighbours at The Spit/Main Beach
Welcome to The Spit! The Southport Spit is a neighbourhood within the northern end of Main Beach. A permanent sand spit separates the Southport Broadwater from the Pacific Ocean. The Spit is also a popular dog beach, with a large protected cove on the Broadwater and the uninhabited surfside sands of the northern tip of... Continue Reading →
Launch of My NEW Blog Series Books By The Beach!
Welcome to my BRAND NEW blogging series- Books By The Beach! The world famous Gold Coast is a major tourist destination and is widely known for the high-rise dominated skyline, and also the theme parks, nightlife and rainforest hinterland. The Gold Coast is renowned for its beaches, from the iconic Surfers Paradise to the World... Continue Reading →
The Wilted Rose: Queensland Mental Health Week
6-14th October is Queensland Mental Health Week here in Australia. In my writing, I take a particular interest in exploring various human experiences and perspectives, using my writing to help to share people’s stories in the wider community. Since its publication in 2011 I've used my debut novel The Wilted Rose to help raise awareness... Continue Reading →
From The Outside Looking In: Helen, The Mother of a Stripper
Helen: The Mother When my daughter Olivia voiced her interest in becoming a dancer, my immediate reaction was to think, “Okay, this is something she wants to do, so let’s look into it.” I didn’t have an overall negative feeling about the suggestion. Olivia was eighteen years of age at the time and exploring different... Continue Reading →
Daily Writing Inspiration
Two years old! How about you? Share in the comments!
Ireland: 31 Days, 31 Pictures: Day 30- The Plassey Shipwreck
Day 30: The Plassey Shipwreck I visited the Plassey Shipwreck on my third and final full day on Inisheer. To get to the wreck I chose to hire a bike from the only bike hire shop on the island, run by a very friendly local. The cargo vessel Plassey was shipwrecked off Inis Oírr in the... Continue Reading →