Category Archives: Arafura

From dragons to warships, from fairies to androids – thanks to a talented artist.

In this post I’d like to thank the imaginative, talented, patient woman who designed the covers to my two novels, Michelle Rene Goodhew. I also love the covers Michelle Rene created for other books and am in love with this … Continue reading

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The fear of being ordinary…

or·di·nar·y (adjective) 1. of no special quality or interest; commonplace; unexceptional. au·thor talk (noun) 1. an event which promotes the fear of being ordinary, or boring an audience to tears. Most of us don’t jump for joy at the thought of talking in public. Some of us would rather eat … Continue reading

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8 things you may not know about the city of Darwin

This isn’t going to be a historical timeline, or a tourist brochure of Darwin. It’s 8 things I think are interesting about this tropical, welcoming, vibrant, diverse northerly city in Australia – a virtual melting pot of cuisines and cultures. … Continue reading

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Thank You For Giving Me The Versatile Blogger Award!!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko from: Totally Inspired Mind-Where Positive Minds Congregate has given me a Verstaile Blogger Award, which humbles me. Thank you Paulette. 🙂 Paulette has a lot of energy and passion to change things in our world for … Continue reading

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In defence of Adam and PTSD

Not the biblical Adam, the Adam in Arafura. No one likes everyone, I know that. Not everyone will like my book, or me, or my opinions. Peoples ‘sparkly bits’ don’t always match. We all view people and events around us … Continue reading

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Music = feelings

I’ve been trying to find the right words to express how particular music can lift our spirits, how it can give wings to one’s soul. So I looked up famous quotes about music and struck gold. Reading clever quotes is … Continue reading

Posted in Annie Lennox, Arafura, Australian rock bands, Australian rock music, emotions, Enya, Eurythmics, INXS, love, Michael Hutchence, Pointer Sisters, romance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Still Hunting and Collecting

Today I’d like to ‘put in a good word’ about music. As with humour, music can transport me to a better place, it helps me unwind, unfurl (I love that word). It’s great to hear the iconic Australian rock music … Continue reading

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My interview for Indie Author Land

Today Indie Author Land is hosting me for my first ever interview!! Jumping up and down, nail-biting fun! Indie Author Land consists of two very generous spirits who help self-published authors by interviewing them and giving them a plug on … Continue reading

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Saturday night/Arafura fever

Humans have been dancing around campfires, in ceremonies, to select a mate, to bond socially or just to have fun for a long time now. In the right environment, there’s something immensely joyful and satisfying about moving in rhythm to … Continue reading

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Are you a hedgehog or a fox?

I recently discovered two more types of people in the world, hedgehogs and foxes.                                                     … Continue reading

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