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A quick fling or a long-term relationship?

Over the past few months I’ve had some success with some short stories and poetry I’ve written. It’s been a really invigorating time for my writing and I can’t help … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Art Monthly Magazine

If you are a reader of Art Monthly Magazine look out for my poem. It’s the poem I wrote for the Capturing Flora exhibition at the Ballarat Art Gallery, described by editor … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Why I’m a bit smug this week

This is a big week for me. On Saturday I was invited by the Art Gallery of Ballarat to be part of the ‘entertainment’ for their fantastic garden party. The … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Mint Lawn – Gillian Mears

I have a confession to make. It has taken me 5 months to read Gillian Mears’ The Mint Lawn. In that time Mears has been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

International Day of the Girl Child

Today is the first International Day of the Girl Child. Some people will sigh “Another ‘Day of The…’ Do we need a day for everything? Is it just another day … Continue reading

October 11, 2012 · 2 Comments

Writing Projects

It’s taken me a while to write about some of the writing projects I’ve been working on but I’ve had some great chances to get some of my work published … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

It’s that time of year again and I am busy trying to promote the 2012 Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival. With a swag of Australian children’s and young adult (CYA) … Continue reading

August 10, 2012 · 3 Comments

Cops and Robbers – Writing Crime

I’m busy publicising Ballarat Writers next fantastic workshop and thought some of you may be interested – August 11 – Cops and Robbers; writing the perfect crime scene with Jarad … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dulcie Deamer – The Queen of Bohemia

As the old adage goes, you should never judge a book by its cover. Which is exactly what I did when I picked up Dulcie Deamer’s autobiography off a small … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

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