It has been a long time since I updated my blog…but I am back.

A lot has happened, not all of it good, much of it related to the health of my husband and me. And of course, Covid has interrupted much of life just by existing. Even now, we are worried about my husband’s family members who are suffering its inroads, and one much loved member is currently in hospital.
My husband and I, however, are about as safe as it is possible to be. Both of us have had two AstraZenica jabs. We live in a place which goes into lock-down whenever the disease pops up. (Unfortunately we also live under a federal government who gave very little attention to obtaining vaccines, which has meant that Australia has one of the world’s worst vaccination rates as a percentage of the population.)

I have finished a new book, in the sense that there is a beginning, a middle and an end — however, I was not happy with it. I’ve sought the help of wonderful readers and, and as a result I have now embarked on a very thorough re-write, mostly to do with the structure of the novel, rather than the story which I still think is sound.

When and how will it be published? Not sure. Probably self-published…

LOCK-DOWN (West Australian style) : At the moment we are three days into a lock-down where we must wear a mask when we leave the house…which can only be for grocery shopping, medical reasons and an hour’s exercise nearby. Luckily we have lovely wild places just outside our back gate, see below.



  1. So sorry to hear about your family. I hope it all gets better soon. It’s been too long since I properly made time for reading, which seems silly given all of the lock down time. Might have to dig out one of the old favourites!

    • I have found my reading matter has changed with Covid. I read two books a month for book groups and have not much say in their selection, but for my own personal reading I am choosing a lot of whodunits rather than F/SF. I’m think it’s because I find them more restful! I don’t have to concentrate so much. But maybe you are right — one should go back to old favourites in order to relax!

  2. Just five minutes ago I have held one of your books in my hands and thought, is there something new I maybe missed? And then I found your update. Honestly, yes I’m waiting for a new book written by you, the sooner the better, but I rather wait one or two years longer and read a book you are happy with than a book that feels rushed. Writing is art for me and art needs time.

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