The orchid has flowered

It’s taken years, and there have been many other plant-deaths along the way, but my Aussie Parade Carrot Splash Orchid (that’s what the label says) has finally spiked.  The flowers are hidden beneath beneath the leaves, so it was hard to get good shots. It’s also made a little side plant! I have to re-pot […]

Slow Heat and Blue Skies

The family are having cruisy holiday this week so I’ve knocked over a couple of books in genres I’ve been keen to check out, as both genres intrigued me when I heard about them from my friends Ellen Gregory and Barb Pini. Both novels have been interesting, and different to each other and what I’d […]

Interview with reviewer Frank Michaels Errington

Originally posted on Darkscrybe:
I’ve known Frank Michaels Errington professionally for several years now and there’s no doubt he’s one of the biggest fans of horror fiction. Frank is one of the most prolific readers and reviewers of horror and his review website, Horrible Book Reviews has quite the following. He goes above and beyond…

Creek Adventure 

Jasmine and I enjoyed a beautiful creek adventure today. It was our last day together before Rohan is on holiday, too, so I wanted to do something special.  We got pretty wet. One of us might have gone swimming. It was cold, but beautiful.  This is in the Gold Coast Hinterland and is National Park. 

Making Art, Exploring Culture. #BeingNOWhere

I’m excited to announce I’m going to be a part of the beingNOWhere Creative Lab! It’s a six week program, run by the City of Gold Coast, which invites us to explore culture and diversity through collaborations with a person “of a different artistic, creative, cultural, or linguistic background.” Our aim is to produce work which explores […]

Spontaneous Everything Pie

This is so yummy and healthy that I have to share. I made the recipe up yesterday, combining traditional Greek spinach pie with a few other ingredients from a zucchini bake recipe. Note: If you’re using frozen pastry like filo, follow the thawing instructions… it takes a while to thaw, like a couple of hours […]

Hell’s Bells Alive

The Australian Horror Writers Association has published a new anthology with a Christmas ghost theme. It’s called Hell’s Bells. It showcases some great writing and one of my stories, called “Bitterness of Brugmansia.” Brugmansia is commonly known as Angel’s Trumpet… a pretty freaky flower, if you ask me, because the flowers hang downwards. My story explores […]