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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The year that’s been and the year ahead

(The requisite end of year post). I meant to post this yesterday (31st December 2015) but there was cricket on the telly and then we caught up with a friend for lunch and then we had to prepare for New Year’s celebrations, […]

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2014 – A relatively shitty writing year that turned out not so bad

It’s that time of the year when we all take stock of the 365 days that have passed, and think about the next 365. This year, my second full year of being a full-time writer, hasn’t gone to plan. But when does […]

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My favourite Christmas books

One of my favourite things to do this time of year (apart from having a quiet beer in front of the TV while watching the cricket) is to revisit some of my favourite books. There’s nothing quite like cracking open the cover […]

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Getting to know you – part 5

The final part of the Getting to Know You Quiz. Start with part one here. 41. FAVOURITE BAND OR MUSIC GROUP Depends on the day. When I discover a new artist/band, I mainline their backlist for months until I can’t stand to […]

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The World According to Ruby

A long time ago, on a blog far, far away, I wrote about one of our RSPCA Rescue dogs, Daisy, and what she taught me about life and writing. I’ve been meaning to write a post about our other rescue dog Ruby, […]

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Get to know you – part 4

Part 4 of the Getting to know you series. Check out part one, part two and part three if you haven’t already. 31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Definitely happy endings. 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The Hunger Games – Catching Fire […]

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