Keeping it in the Family was launched by Susanne Gervay, OAM, at the Lane Cove Library on 12th September, 2018.


It has been shortlisted for the Society of Women Writers Biannual Book Awards (Fiction).  Winners will be announced on the 10th October at the Luncheon meeting at the State Library of NSW.


My Crime Writing Workshop at Nowra went very well - though I was a bit worried about the group when we started dreaming up unusual ways to commit murder.

Jenny Dickerson gave me a comfy bed to sleep in and a delicious dinner, and entertained me with stories from her life and family.


Ginninderra Press have published Keeping it in the Family with a fabulous cover.  What do you think?


People keep asking me if it's autobiographical and I'm very quick to reassure them that it isn't, though I hope after reading the first story it would be obvious.


I'm very proud of the stories in this book, and if you want to know more visit my Keeping it in the Family page.  I have also posted a review by Janita Cunnington


I've been busy lately with voluntary work for various organisations.  I'm the Workshop coordinator for the Society of Women Writers which means I need to line up workshop presenters once a month.  Please contact me if you are interested in presenting a workshop.  I'm looking for workshop presenters for most of 2019.


I'm also the editor of The Mainsheet, the monthly newsletter for the Coastal Cruising Club of Australia. It's quite a big job, as the average Mainsheet is about 40 pages.


I'll be giving a crime-writing workshop in September for a group of writers in Nowra.  More details soon.

I did a similar workshop for the Southern Highlands Fellowship of Australian Writers in February which was very successful. If you start reading "Southern Highlands Noir" you'll know who to blame.  Thank you Luisa Hall for your hospitality and support.  It was a lot of fun.