I wasn’t going to read this book, but I did and I loved it.
Imagine you are in your bed. It is night time, the blankets are warm, and your pillow is soft. The room – because you are fortunate enough to sleep in a room, in a house – is dark and quiet. Maybe you sleep next to a partner and they snuffle and twitch as they fallContinue reading “Curiouser and and curiouser”
They’re not the first and if I know anything about what goes on in retirement villages, they won’t be the last. Spoiler alert: the characters in my debut novel keep their clothes on. — Read on http://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-laughed-our-heads-off-cheeky-aged-care-calendar-a-hit-20200625-p5566z.html
Encouraging news from the Australian book industry – Australian Society of Authors (ASA) — Read on http://www.asauthors.org/news/encouraging-news-from-the-australian-book-industry
Hooray for Churches of Christ in Queensland for their recognition of aged care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all superheroes wear capes. Indeed.
I figure if I’m going to be asking (cajoling, begging, pleading) people to read my book next year, it is only right to promote other Australian authors. Holden Sheppard is a good writer to start with because he is a fellow Geraldton kid. I read his Invisible Boys (Fremantle Press) last year and loved it.Continue reading “Invisible Boys”
“The care is just absolutely beautiful”: daughter of Newmarch House praises Anglicare and staff on 7.30 Report – The Donaldson Sisters — Read on http://www.agedcare101.com.au/the-donaldson-sisters/the-care-is-just-absolutely-beautiful-daughter-of-newmarch-house-praises-anglicare-and-staff-on-7-30-report/ The main character in my first book is an aged care worker. This positive news coming out of the overwhelmingly sad story at Newmarch House is very much consistent withContinue reading ““The care is just absolutely beautiful”: daughter of Newmarch House praises Anglicare and staff on 7.30 Report – The Donaldson Sisters”
Thanks to everyone who commented on the Prologue on this page and on FB. Here is the next chapter . The working title is Establishment Blues and this chapter introduces Matthew, Lisa’s brother. Let me know what you think… Chapter 1. Matthew Matthew startles awake, sweating and tangled. He rolls onto his back and kicksContinue reading “Establishment Blues”
Here is an excerpt from a manuscript I’ve been working on this year. Let me know what you think… Lisa turns into her street, presses the remote, and the garage door slides upwards. The replacement panels have blended well and unless you know where to look, you can’t see where the car hit. She gazesContinue reading “Prologue – after the funeral”
Like most of the world today, I am at home having no non-essential contact with my fellow humans. I’ve walked the dogs, my house is clean, the pantry is full, I have paid all the bills, it is too hot to garden, and I am reading Where the Crawdads Sing too fast. Time to setContinue reading “Time to set up a webpage”