Unboxed At Last

Unboxed At Last

I’ve spent the past ten years learning how to write fiction, which involved attending courses, writing numerous drafts, deleting chapters, writing more drafts, editing the plot and characters, finding professionals in the industry who believed in me and my story … and...
Snapshots of Antonia

Snapshots of Antonia

I’ve discovered that the image of the striking woman pictured on the front cover of my book was created by fine-art photographer Dmytro Baev from Odesa, Ukraine. The woman is a real person, not an AI creation. Like Dmytro Baev, I am strongly inspired by art and...
Sound On

Sound On

I recently listened to actors reading excerpts from my book, The Engraver’s Secret, and was asked to select my favourite voices with a view to using them for the audiobook. I was asked to describe what I liked and didn’t like about their voices; and if I thought their...
Looking Forward

Looking Forward

As I think of the people, conversations, experiences and challenges that have filled my past year, I am grateful for the numerous times I have been inspired and encouraged. I am thankful for the moments with friends when I’ve laughed until my stomach ached. The times...
Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal

One of my favourite flowers are striped tulips, which have featured in floral still life paintings since the sixteenth century, and starred in springtime garden displays around the world. I was delighted that the design team at HarperCollins Australia included these...
Embrace Doing Nothing

Embrace Doing Nothing

When Leonardo da Vinci was painting The Last Supper in Milan’s Santa Maria delle Grazie, the Prior reportedly complained that Leonardo was spending too much time standing about, staring into the distance, lost in contemplation. The Prior wanted to see the artist...

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