Driving the Adriatic Coast: from Venice to Sveti Stefan

A cruise might be the popular way to see the Adriatic coast, but we’re on a road trip from Venice to Montenegro – a 1500km route that takes us to Ljubljana and Lake Bled, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Kotor and Sveti Stefan.

10 days in the Bungle Bungles and East Kimberley

I’ve seen more of Australia in the past three years than I have in the past three decades, and the East Kimberley is definitely one of the highlights. We spent ten days in the region – visiting Lake Argyle, exploring the breathtaking Bungle Bungle Range, swimming at magical waterfalls at El Questro, and indulging in some remote luxury at the Berkeley River Lodge. It was just enough time for a taste of the Kimberley. We are already planning our next trip!

Deadline looms for my next book

If you see me on social media after today, tell me to get back to work. I have a deadline looming! The manuscript for my second book with Affirm Press is due in six weeks, and I still have a few chapters to sort out before then! I’m working on another gripping family drama. ThisContinue reading “Deadline looms for my next book”

10 incredible things to do on Lord Howe Island

With its spectacular mountain scenery, coral reefs, migratory birdlife and native species found nowhere else on earth, Lord Howe Island – a two-hour flight from Sydney – could well be the ultimate holiday destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s the type of island where you’ll get more wear out of your hiking boots than your sequinContinue reading “10 incredible things to do on Lord Howe Island”

One Punch takes off into the world

Writing can be a solitary pursuit, but the past fortnight has been the exact opposite. I’m still buzzing from the procession of launch events and interviews for my debut novel for adults – One Punch.

Driving from Brisbane to Karumba via Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill)

The road from Brisbane to the Gulf of Carpentaria takes you through the heart of Queensland – to iconic rivers, mystical gorges, historic pubs, drought-affected farmland and sites of frontier wars. There are places to gaze at the stars, to watch raptors riding the thermal currents, to hear the stories of the bush and to see the remains of dinosaurs that once roamed this terrain. We hitched up our Patriot camper trailer for an unforgettable 5,500km outback journey.

Remote oasis of Seven Spirit Bay – Review

The sun is setting on another glorious day in the Northern Territory’s remote Cobourg Peninsula, when a ripple of excitement breaks the gentle patter of the afternoon. Out on the picture-perfect bay, a large crocodile is silently cruising towards the mangroves – distinctive nostrils and eyes visible above the waterline. Welcome to Seven Spirit Bay. An oasis of luxury in this remote corner of Australia, where the real NT is never far away.