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

New publication: Weathering

I'm so excited! Today is release day for Where the Weird Things Are: a travel guide to the freaky and fantastic of Australia and Aotearoa. https://twitter.com/DeadsetP/status/1527521004620197893?s=20&t=kDXkHlwmw_gOYxZPfTur1g Chock-filled with the promised freaky and fantastic, this speculative fiction anthology features the work of fourteen authors from Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand), myself included. I'm incredibly humbled and … Continue reading New publication: Weathering

A Creative Win

Image by Lakelands Shopping Centre/JLL My local shopping centre recently ran a Valentine's Day creative writing competition, with judges from our library and community centre. I won 1st place in poetry for my original piece, The Two Of Us! Hubby and I celebrated with dinner at the local Italian. They have excellent pizza and jaffa … Continue reading A Creative Win