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...
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...
Travelling Like a Writer

Travelling Like a Writer

With a perpetually long list of destinations my husband and I are eager to visit, we moved the Faroe Islands to the top of our wish list earlier this year when I began planning a new novel set in this remote archipelago of the North Atlantic. I won’t give anything...
Creative Layers

Creative Layers

I visited an art exhibition in Amsterdam recently and had the opportunity to speak with one of the artists who exhibited her work. When I asked Danish-born artist, Hanne Winkler, about her creative process, I was fascinated to hear how she incorporated snippets of...
Like a Fingerprint

Like a Fingerprint

During a fiction writing retreat several years ago, our teacher asked us to select a passage from a favourite book – one in which we admired the writer’s style – and re-write a passage from one of our own stories in the same style as our admired author. I chose a...
Dreams Come True

Dreams Come True

I am over the moon to announce my debut historical novel The Engraver’s Secret will be published by Harper Collins Australia in April 2024 in Australia, New Zealand and UK. The path to publication is unpredictable. It can take an author in numerous directions....

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