Sunday, June 14, 2020

Walking Away the Writing / Isolation Blues...

We here in Western Australia have avoided the worst of Covid-19 thanks to sensible scientific-based decisions of our politicians and public servants. We spent 3 months isolating ourselves. Once restrictions on local travel were eased, we headed north to Kalbarri, where a morning walk of 7 kms yielded up these photos of the Indian Ocean's most easterly shores along our rugged coast.

And now I shall grapple some more with the final chapters of 
"THE FUGITIVE QUEEN"*, which I am now re-writing, 
as I have never been happy with the conclusion.

As the waves broke, the spray shot up into the air like fountain spray. 
 There's nothing like the ocean to put bring perspective or 
-- in spite of the thundering surf -- 
to bring calm...

*Provisional title

Friday, April 03, 2020

Keep safe...and do lots of reading!

What better way to "get away from it all" 
-- when you can't move out of the house -- 
than to read and escape into an imaginary world?

All my books are available online through any of the usual sources. 

For Australians, I especially recommend


Happy reading -- and keep well!


Friday, February 07, 2020


(title may change!)

The initial draft of this novel has been finished at slightly under 150,000 words, so not quite as long as the Stormlord or Forsaken Lands trilogies, but longer than The Isles of Glory books...

I am now waiting to hear back from my numerous wonderful beta readers with their invaluable comments and criticisms, of which there will doubtless be many.

Watch this space for updates....