Crow About to Fly
Getting close to 70,000 words with about five chapters to complete for my new book Crow’s Song. It may be a longer read too.
It’s been hard work researching some of the details of the main protagonists, Ava in London, and Piet in Eindhoven, during WWII. I’ve been daring and written the characters in first person during their […]
I am supporting an Afghani mother and five children trapped in Kabul.
As a contemporary and biographical author, I undertake many hours of research. I see the similarities throughout history of the plight of refugees. This crisis is no different to the mass exodus of people trying to escape the Nazis during WWII.
The Taliban have plunged Afghanistan and it’s people back […]
What’s in a Name?
It must be a fool moon! I’m not kidding. It’s taken me eight-months to get halfway through my current book project, Crow’s Song.
Then I decided to start writing another secret-squirrel book at the same time. Working on two books every day!! There must be medication for this, right? To hell with housework, ironing, and dust bunnies! […]
To Vaccinate… Or Not?
Only 20 percent of New Zealanders are fully vaccinated. We’re down there with third world countries at the bottom of vaccination rates. Why?
Because we followed a Covid elimination strategy. It worked until NOW. Delta is ramping up and with 107+ cases and a further 14,000 close contacts in the past week!
Let’s look at the average Kiwi’s vaccination […]
Unbearable Playfulness of Being.
While lying together in bed, I run my fingers through your grey hair and my thoughts meander over your love and playful lightness of being.
Gently massaging your body, I take care not to wake you. Fatigue and pain dog your last days. I want to soak up your suffering like a sea-sponge, eradicating every […]
Fame at last! A radio interview with presenter Rachel Dore last week.
We discussed a whole range of things around writing and books I’ve written so far. A lively, fun discussion and I was totally unprepared!
She contacted me from MPR radio the day before the time slot. I’m always the bridesmaid, filling in for someone else that couldn’t make it. I […]
Good News – for two days only, No Ordinary Man, is FREE on kindle.
A hauntingly, heart-wrenching true story about a soldier’s conflict with the love of his life and his own secret identity.
A gripping tale that takes the reader into Mick Thompson’s innermost thoughts and his emotional turmoil during his heroic survival in […]