It’s a hard slog being a writer. No matter what form you practice, rejection becomes a part of life. You’re constantly slapped in the face with your apparent failures (I say apparent because most rejections are not personal, but it’s hard not to take it personally). [Read more…] about Sometimes it’s hard to keep writing. Then there are weeks like this.
I am so excited to have a number of Melbourne appearances in March and April. I’ll be speaking alongside some incredible Australian authors. Whether your interest is in crime or science fiction, there’s something for everyone. [Read more…] about Upcoming Appearances: Noir at the Bar and the Science for Science Fiction Conference
1000 steps and I’m at the bottom of them, along with women clad in fluorescent active wear, hikers hauling weighted training packs and dads carrying kids. The Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, popularly called the 1000 Steps, is a short but steep walk in the Dandenong Ranges, Melbourne. [Read more…] about 1000 Steps Uphill – Hiking the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk
Yes, these are the 20 greatest books of all time. According to me, rather opinionated lady writer. [Read more…] about The 20 Greatest Books of All Time (according to me)
Some months, there’s a unifying theme to the good books I read. And sometimes, you get a femme fatale, gymnastics parents, samurais, private eye cats and Jane Austen. [Read more…] about A Femme Fatale, Samurai and Jane Austen: Good Books – Summer 2017
The Great Ocean Walk runs along the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. Despite a couple of steep sections, the short days and well-marked trail make it a scenic and relaxed hike, suitable for hikers getting their first taste of long distance walks. You’ll pass through the green forests of the Otways to the rugged coast, past some of Australia’s most well-known landmarks. [Read more…] about Hiking the Great Ocean Walk – What You Need to Know