The story so far
I'm from Adelaide, but I'm living in Abu Dhabi right now. One day, I saw a gold leaf four wheel drive. It made me cry.
My first novel, Black Dust Dancing, was published by Wakefield Press in March 2009. It looks like this:
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You know that thing where you get an email and already your hackles are slightly raised just by the sight of their name in your inbox and *then* you read the email and you think, ‘WTF?’ and you try to … Continue reading
Do you spend much time or effort trying to keep your options open? I ask, because I’ve just realised that this has been my prevailing mindset over the last three years, and, reflecting on where I’ve found myself, I’m not … Continue reading
You will never see a photograph of my children’s birthday parties on this blog. You will never see photographs of children joyously enjoying each others company in the midsts of an international football game; or of children standing in line … Continue reading
I have woken today with a hangover of blerghs. Yesterday was the kind of day on which nothing specifically big or bad happened, but many of the little things that happened were symbols and symptoms of other, bigger things. Each … Continue reading
So I’d ruled out appendicitis (because I had felt nauseous, but there was no vomiting) which just left ectopic pregnancy and/or kidney infection. I know that the chances of pregnancy are currently at around zero percent, but my brain is … Continue reading
I am sprinkling the word cognitive through this essay, as if I understand it, in the hope that soon I will.
From youngest’s homework book. Spelling and sentences. Traffic. There was so much traffic today that I was stuck in it for two hours straight when I was so tired I almost started crying.
Some days I want to go back to the times when Rumpole of the Bailey was unmissable. But then I remember that where we lived we couldn’t get 21 Jump Street. All those years I could’ve had Johnny Depp in … Continue reading
Do you know why they invented saxophones? To make violins sound quiet. Piano. Why didn’t either of them choose piano? You don’t have to find the notes on a piano.