My first book, The Woman on the Mountain (2007) is sold out, but my publishers, Exisle, have the last 30 copies, returned from shops, so deemed ‘shopsoiled’. I bought ten such myself, as gifts, and I actually couldn’t see anything wrong with them. I have just found out that Exisle are currently offering a special […]

I have just read Tasmanian writer Rachael Treasure’s new book, The Cattleman’s Daughter. To my mind it’s her best book yet, with clear signs of the maturing writer as well as woman. Like all Rachael’s very popular books, it has a central developing love story and lots of horses, but of equal importance here is […]

The online environmental magazine G-Online is worth a visit — it’s full of information about sustainable living, including gardening, cooking, health, travel and family matters, with useful hints and ‘Ask G’ links for your questions. G-Online’s Kate Arneman has posted a review of Mountain Tails — read it here — and you can also give […]

As many of you know, I regularly contribute articles and photos to The Owner Builder magazine. They also stock my books in their online bookshop. Their last page is for readers to send in their musings, from the back porch, so to speak. In fact it was one such gratis contribution, over 10 years ago, […]

Have just read the first novel of my fellow writer and rural blogger, Fleur McDonald. Fleur and her husband run a cattle station in Western Australia, but this novel, Red Dust, is set on a sheep station in South Australia. I’ve never been to a sheep station but I feel as if I could almost […]

Thanks to Margie Jenkin for her review of The Woman on the Mountain in the latest edition of Island, Tasmania’s justly famous magazine of arts and literature. A good review is always gratifying, but this is the best of the lot by a long way and it makes the hard work of writing worthwhile. Margie […]

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