Tag Archives: Arafura

LOVE GONE WRONG – Valentine’s Day flash fiction

‘Falling’ in love  Kat paddled to stay afloat, her skin chartreuse-yellow in the deep, crystal water. Close up, Adam’s wet eyelashes seemed longer. Male mascara. “Jump with me,” he challenged. “Just from the cliff.” Kat shook her head. No way. “I … Continue reading

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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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Arafura launch – women just ovary acting?

I learnt two things launching Arafura last week: Accepting and enjoying people’s kindness and support is so much more rewarding than resisting/being anxious/apologetic etc. 2. Women have strong opinions about types of potential mates, which I’ll come to shortly. It … 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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When life gives you lemons…..

There’s a song where a father teaches his son about love, using lemons as an analogy:                                                 … 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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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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