In The Heart of Trees

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Hilltop Road, Walpole. CC-BY-ND-2.0 Emma Gill Last week I went to Walpole, Western Australia, to the Valley of the Giants. Known for the world’s largest-girth living eucalypts, the red tingle trees, I spent several days among the forest and coastline of this … Continue reading In The Heart of Trees

Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

Welcome to another Insecure Writer’s Support Group post. We are all about supporting each other. This month’s co-hosts are J Lenni Dorner, Janet Alcorn, PJ Colando, Jenni Enzor, and Diane Burton, and we are talking about book worlds! July 6 question - If you could live in any book world, which one would you choose? … Continue reading Fictional Worlds (IWSG July)

In Praise of Libraries

January, 2010. A British backpacker stepped off a tall ship in Campbell’s Cove, fresh from sailing tourists around Sydney harbour. Barefoot, wearing the full pirate attire of her new job, she set off through city streets to the NSW State Library, clutching a letter with her new ‘address’ (care of the ship’s owner), intent on … Continue reading In Praise of Libraries

Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)

Welcome to Bunuru, the Noongar nation’s ‘second summer’ season, the hottest time of year here in south-west Western Australia, where masses of white flowers will soon be in bloom (such as the marri flowers in this week's header image by Jean and Fred Hort). What a way to end the summer holidays, start the new … Continue reading Who Do You Miss? (IWSG February)