God of the Doors – January 2017

Apparently January is named after the Roman god Janus, the god of the doors, because January is the door to the new year. Here it is, almost at an end, and 2017 is picking up where 2016 left off, isn’t it? Something about January (I dunno, an Inauguration for example) has made me gravitate towards …

Show me the money… funding and 2 cents worth of opinion…

I have only recently stepped out to own my shy ambitions to be a writer. In my fifth decade of life. I have plenty of both life and work experience, but I come to the writing sector with fresh eyes. As someone who has worked in the not for profit health and community sector for …

It is launched, it is launched, it is launched…

On Sunday morning 12th October 2014 I launched my book in an intimate, joyous event at the lovely Mattie Furphy house in Swanbourne. I had chosen Mattie Furphy House as one of the buildings the Federation of Australian Writers WA look after and hire out for events and book launches. I also liked the leaflet that described it …

We’re all in the same boat… an ode to Howards End

It’s many years since I first read Howards End but every now and then I am reminded of just how much I love this book. Tackling a novel that covers death, money and the complexities of friendship. Not very ambitious, surely? The quote I chose to put into a picture is from a conversation Mrs Wilcox (spiritual …