Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve had a great start to the year. I’ve been flat out working all summer. My friends and family would probably say otherwise, that I’ve been lazing around on holidays, that I’ve barely had my laptop open. But that’s just the point. I’ve been travelling, gazing out of plane windows, eavesdropping at restaurants,Continue reading “Happy New Year!”

Sugar is sweet

There’s nothing like a break from the daily grind to get the creative juices flowing (or dripping at the very least), and a holiday never lets me down. A week in the Whitsundays was going to be my chance to do lots of reading – always useful before the start of a new project. Unfortunately sailing,Continue reading “Sugar is sweet”

Call of the Orangutan

Happy International Orangutan Day – or not so happy, as the case may be. August 19th is being marked to recognize the dangers facing the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry. I first encountered orangutans twenty years ago. I was holidaying on the island of Borneo and came across a sanctuary where young orphanedContinue reading “Call of the Orangutan”

Falling for Byron

As the old saying goes – If you want to walk fast, walk alone; if you want to walk far, go together. And if you want to eat well along the way, head for Byron Bay. I’ve just arrived in the beautiful coastal town with a bunch of friends and I’m already feeling the Byron vibe atContinue reading “Falling for Byron”

The Call of the Wild

I’ve just sent off the final pages for my new book in the Choose Your Own Ever After series – The Call of the Wild. Yahoo! I can’t wait to see the finished product. In this story, nature-loving Phoebe has to choose between helping at a save-the-organutan movie night, and going to a super-cool party with besties.Continue reading “The Call of the Wild”

Author alert: Blog tours can be dangerous

Call me accident-prone if you like (you wouldn’t be alone), but I may be the first author to sprain an ankle on a virtual book tour. As you know, over the past month, I’ve been visiting writing buddies across the country talking about my first book in the Choose Your Own Ever After series –Continue reading “Author alert: Blog tours can be dangerous”

A visit to Hazard River

It’s hard not to be inspired by this place – a little corner of bushland between the Noosa River and the North Shore beach. There are no chic shops or must-do restaurants on this side of the river. It’s all about dirt tracks, deserted beaches, boats, bikes and  unexpected encounters – kangaroos boxing on theContinue reading “A visit to Hazard River”

Get Smitten

Fall in love with the Smitten series. Tall, Dark and Distant: He’s gorgeous, with god-like abs and an adorable English accent. Then she discovers that he’s actually a member of an obscenely wealthy Russian family, and he wants to get to know her better. Nik catapults Georgia into a world of private yachts, fast cars andContinue reading “Get Smitten”

Signs, synchronicity and orangutans

Well, this is a coincidence. I am working on a new Choose Your Own Ever After story. In The Call of the Wild, Phoebe, the nature-loving main character, has to choose between going to a save-the-orangutan fund raiser or heading off to a party with her best friends. Then yesterday, as I’m getting the kidsContinue reading “Signs, synchronicity and orangutans”

Summer on NZ’s Southern Scenic Route

A summer holiday on New Zealand’s Southern Scenic Route means stunning mountain scenery, rugged coastlines, great food, wildlife encounters and plenty of chances to get the adrenaline going. Pack a jumper (and a beanie and gloves) just in case summer turns out to be on the wintry side and enjoy! We spent just over aContinue reading “Summer on NZ’s Southern Scenic Route”