One of the first things I noticed about Melbourne when I moved here are the beautiful homes: cottages, terrace homes, California Bungalows, charming little houses and grand estates. In recent weeks, I’ve been learning more about Australian home styles. Australia has a rich and eclectic urban landscape influenced by English and American architectural styles that … Read More about Australian home styles
From the 1920s to the 1980s, an estimated 500,000 children experienced institutional care. These children are referred to today as Forgotten Australians. They are the inspiration for the novel I’m writing. About 7,000 of these children were child migrants from Britain, Ireland, and Malta. About 50,000 of them were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. They … Read More about Forgotten Australians
You know what an author platform is and you’ve decided that you want one. Your next round of questions is about the logistics. Should I use WordPress, Wix, Squarespace, or something else? How much does it cost? How do I do it? Is it hard? Should I pay someone to do it for me? The … Read More about Should you get a hosted or self-hosted website for your author platform?
What is an author platform? Do you need an author platform? How do you build an author platform? This is a hot topic among unpublished writers. It comes up often in the Facebook groups for writers that I belong to. It came up last night at a publishing session at the Emerging Writers’ Festival. What … Read More about Author platform – what, why, how?
Tell me about your home. My partner is binge-watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. Since I was on my own last night, I decided to watch something I hadn’t seen before. I started watching Outlander. Based on a series of novels, it’s about a Second World War-era English nurse named Claire … Read More about Tell me about your home