If you ask me (and, yes, I know you didn’t) – procrastination? Embrace it. It’s not like I waste my time on indulgences. My aimless meanderings always seem to revolve around important if also horribly mundane yet necessary tasks. But while I’m staking the tomato plants, cleaning the chook’s cage (NOT a typo. Just the …

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Want to know the secret of writing a book? Just. Do. It. Case in point. Saturday morning. Trackside as my son warms up – in the rain – for a high jump competition. And me? Tapping away on the laptop in the backseat of the car, planning the next novel to embark on after The …

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From the voice of rural Australia (and that’s a helluva big voice), a wonderful review of The Honourable Thief. Sincere thanks, Weekly Times and Carolyn Exton. I’m truly delighted you enjoyed the read!  

… and even if you didn’t – in response to those of you who live outside Australia and New Zealand and have asked about purchasing the book I penned to accompany the TV series, The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, I have it on good authority that it will land in …

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When Andrew Ruhl of Underbelly fame (infamy?) volunteered to write a review of The Honourable Thief , I was half expecting to wake up with a disarticulated racehorse’s head under the duvet one morning if my novel displeased him (with apologies to The Godfather). So it was with some relief that time ticked by with nothing more threatening appeared …

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When ABC Radio calls you in for a chat with the fabulous Sarah MacDonald on the nationwide programme, Nightlife, and tells you that you’re going to be transmitting from ‘The Tardis’… … the logical assumption is that you’ve either misheard, or the person giving the instructions is a Doctor Who tragic who has been at the …

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A funny exchange with a friend recently. Already rather bemused by my fairly colourful/convoluted/dysfunctional career path, she overheard me discussing my forthcoming publications with another friend. “A COOKBOOK? WHAT!? You’ve written a bloody COOKBOOK now?” she exclaimed. No, I explained. Not a ‘cookbook’. But a ‘Cook book’. As in – a book about James Cook, …

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