Sunday, January 19, 2014

An unscheduled week away...

I'm home again after a week down south helping my elderly and increasingly frail mum prepare for the difficult move from her beautiful acreage garden into a retirement home. I've had no internet access, which felt VERY strange. I've been so used to feeling connected... How are you all? I hope the heat and fires haven't been too terrible for you.
Here's a photo from the past... from one of the happiest days of Mum's long life...

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A happy start for the new year....

Lovely news.

Miracle in Bellaroo Creek has been nominated for an Australian Romance Readers Award. I'm thrilled and so grateful to the wonderful readers who've bought my books and nominated Ed and Milla's story.
I'm also grateful to Michelle Douglas and Soraya Lane who were so great to work with when we were planning the Bellaroo Creek trilogy.

Meanwhile, I've started writing another M and B, my first for a while, because I was busy with the third Penguin for most of last year and then I took much needed time off over Christmas.

I love going back to my short romances in between the longer books. This is a boss, secretary, baby story. I know, I know, it's been done to death, but these are my characters and my unique situation and the story feels fresh and different to me, so while I've only just started, I love it. I'm having so much fun!!!

Thursday, January 02, 2014

A wrinkle in time...

My daughter unearthed this photo of DH when he first became editor of the Townsville Daily Bulletin. Still working on typewriters!! Computers and all the industrial hassles that came with their introduction were just around the corner.