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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.


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Hi, I’m Julie. Author and travel lover. Welcome to my world! Here, you’ll find news about my new book for adults – One Punch, snippets from my latest work, plus tips for midlife travellers and pics from my latest adventures. I look forward to sharing my stories and hearing your news!

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