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Just Desserts. No! No Dessert.

Just Desserts. No! No Dessert.

I have come back from 10 days on the East Coast of Tasmania inspired to get things moving. I have a clear goal: to get the rest of the de Crespigny romantic mystery series (which starts with Blue Steal) written and submitted by the end of 2017. The first step,...
An Edible Eden

An Edible Eden

Last weekend, I visited the edible garden Gunyah (http://edibleedendesign.com/), open through Open Gardens Victoria. Lush, abundant and busy. Inspiring. We live in a single-fronted Victorian—300 square metres, including the house. How much edible goodness can you get...
Secret Valentine

Secret Valentine

Despite being an avid romance reader and writer, I don’t really do Valentine’s Day. Nor does my husband. What else would you expect from a couple who met playing bridge in their early twenties? It doesn’t scream wild romance, though anyone not acquainted would be a...
Blue Steal: Character Inspiration

Blue Steal: Character Inspiration

Blue Steal is my recent release with Escape Publishing. It’s a romantic mystery, centring around the hunt for a long-lost sapphire necklace. Of course, there’s a ticking clock—the necklace is buried somewhere in a falling-down hotel about to meet the wrecking ball....

My Josh and Lily

I am a sucker for finding images for characters. I admit, it is heaps of fun looking, but it’s not just about procrastination, I swear! Once I have an image in mind, it grounds my characters, perhaps because I am not all that visual myself. So what do I look...

Talking No Place Like You with Leisl Leighton

I think it’s fair to say that as far as social media goes,  I’m still on training wheels. So much so that I did an interview on my friend and fellow writer Leisl Leighton’s website, and didn’t make the connection to post about it here. Oops!...
No Place Like You cover love

No Place Like You cover love

My No Place Like You cover has arrived and I am in love! Lily doesn’t actually wear that particular outfit in the book, but she so could. And how’s the gorgeous vintage suitcase? “Looks empty,” commented my father-in-law. Mais oui! Exactement! ...