Cascade at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, South Australia

I took this photo of the 'Cascade' glass sculpture by Sergio Redegalli when I attended amazing bestselling fiction author Fiona McIntosh's Commercial Fiction Masterclass at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens in South Australia.

Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 2

Following on from yesterday's post Done and Darbie'd - story intro part 1, here's the second part of the introduction to my short story, which was published last year in The Never Never Land fantasy fiction anthology. He loathed it; the wilderness, the witless horse beneath him. His fear of these ominous, overgrown hills was … Continue reading Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 2

Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 1

I've been playing around combining some of my writing with my photos - what do you think? It took a special kind of man to ride out into dense scrubland hunting escaped convicts, but Tyrek Lind knew he’d never be that soldier. He inhaled sharply as a cluster of eucalyptus brushed past his face; a … Continue reading Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 1

Illira’s escape – a writing exercise

The field parted like a curtain before her horse, into yet another never ending row of wheat. A glance over her shoulder confirmed her suspicion; the trampled crop left a stark betrayal of the path she'd taken.

What inspires you? Part 1 – a post on Providence, by an amazing friend

This has been 'one of those weeks', lots going on in life with a pretty depressing bombardment of bad news from the media on top. I even noticed the news page I follow started a 'good news' section, but I can't quite decide if this is a good thing or not: one very small chunk … Continue reading What inspires you? Part 1 – a post on Providence, by an amazing friend