Why, as a Queenslander, I’m fine with NSW winning Origin this year

I’m not as disappointed as I probably should be that Queensland lost this year’s State of Origin series. Why? Because I played and coached sport for over 20 years myself. I understand the ebb and flow of team success. I know that […]

Tagged , ,
Read more

How catching a mouse taught me a lesson about writing

My wife yelled out “Got’im!” in the middle of the night a few days ago. No, she wasn’t dreaming. I was though, until that moment. She’d been listening to a mouse run around our bedroom until finally, it found the food we’d […]

Tagged , , , ,
Read more

‘Girls’ or ‘Women’? What’s the big deal??

On Friday night, I got to watch the inaugural Women’s State of Origin footy match on national TV. It was a historic moment, as it was the first time in the rebranded format after almost two decades of being played in relative […]

Read more

Queer fairytales to celebrate a fairytale wedding

In case you’ve been living under a rock, Hollywood royalty married into British royalty over the weekend, and yes, although I am in favour of Australia becoming a republic, I stayed up to watch it. I do love a good wedding, to […]

Tagged , , , ,
Read more

Here’s how you can help people find queer fiction

I was procrastinating  catching up on twitter news when I saw this tweet by Malinda Lo: It’s becoming ever more clear to me that many books with queer female characters are published with little to no marketing around queerness, especially when those […]

Tagged , , , ,
Read more

Sunshine Coast Pride Festival Wrap-up

  Sunshine Coast Pride Festival was a blast!  I just had to get that out of the way first up because it was an amazing day and I am SO exhausted because of it. In a good way, of course! It was […]

Tagged , , , ,
Read more

Sunny days are made for beach driving

The great thing about living where I do is that it’s got some beautiful places to visit. And since those places are prone to the elements, (changing tides, storm surges, erosion etc), the landscape is constantly changing. Take the coloured sands, for […]

Read more

Crush made a list!

I won’t lie. It’s awesome seeing my books out in the wild and I love nothing more than getting tagged in pics of readers reading my books, or blogs that feature them. That’s why it was so cool to see that Crush made […]

Tagged , , ,
Read more

The one where a plan was hatched…

True story: One of my cousins is nuts about cricket, just like me. So is her husband. But their three daughters? Not so much. Being the great cousin I am, I sent her an ebook copy of Alice Henderson On Debut, which […]

Tagged , , , ,
Read more

Some thoughts on Orlando

I have struggled with life today. I wasn’t going to write anything about the tragedy in Orlando. I didn’t feel I had anything to add to the many thousands of voices already speaking out. I still don’t think I do. What I […]

Read more