Cover Reveal!

And here it is! The cover for Amethyst Pledge!

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New Book News!

I've now received official news that my next book will be published early next year! It's currently in editing, and there's a pile of stuff to be done in the lead up to publication. As many readers and writers know, getting the word out about a new book is a time consuming process, with much … Continue reading New Book News!

‘I bet I won’t get even one…’

For some reason this week, my social media feeds have been full of 'I bet I won't get even one like/share...' posts. I have no idea what provokes people to share images/comments like that. Or make them think everyone else will share them. Obviously some people do, but I don't. In fact, maybe it's just … Continue reading ‘I bet I won’t get even one…’

Don’t Live in Fear

On Friday night, we were waiting for our Uber, when we noticed the police helicopter circling above the centre of Melbourne, only two hundred or so metres away. The television in the hotel lobby showed aerial shots of a crashed car, multiple police vehicles, and patches of blood on the ground. Clearly something dreadful had … Continue reading Don’t Live in Fear

A Message to Scott Morrison

This week, Médecins Sans Frontiers, or Doctors Without Borders, was ordered to remove their mental health team from Nauru, where about 800 refugees, including 90 or so children, are being kept in offshore detention, at the behest of the Australian Government. There have been repeated, independent reports of the appalling conditions that these, already traumatised, … Continue reading A Message to Scott Morrison

They’re Here!

About six weeks ago, I wrote about the huntsman spider guarding her egg sack in our rain gauge. Since then, we've been away, it's rained a little bit (not enough to endanger the egg sack), and every day I've been out to check if the babies had arrived. I'd actually come to the conclusion that it … Continue reading They’re Here!

The Resilience of People

We've just arrived home from a two week holiday in New Zealand. It's been a few years since we've been there, and this time we went back for a family wedding, and then took off in a camper van (Wilderness Motorhomes are the best!) for nine days. We headed off to Hanmer Springs, and then … Continue reading The Resilience of People

Drought and Spiders

Yesterday morning I got up and went outside to check the rain gauge. We'd had some rain forecast, and there had been a light sprinkle when we went to bed. It's been dry - really dry here. Total rain for 2018 - 120.8mm, compared to an average at this time of year of 395.6mm. Even … Continue reading Drought and Spiders