Monday, 17 December 2012

North Beach, Wollongong

I just love coming home to Australia. Mornings like this: nice walk, swim, coffee and book signing with friends.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Bulli Bookclub

Well last week could be called bookclub week. Spent a fabulous evening at Ryan's Hotel, Bulli, with the lovely Lesley Bennett's bookclub girls. Far more chatting and laughing than actually talking about the book!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Wollongong Bookclub

Last Friday evening, with a touch of trepidation and a small knot of nerves, I went to the Links restaurant on the stunning Wollongong beachfront, to meet up with my first Aussie bookclub readers of Spirit of Lost Angels. The wine and champagne surely helped, but I needn't have worried a bit, the girls were all gorgeous and gave me some insightful feedback into my novel. As the evening wore on, I felt less on the chopping block, and more part of their friendly group, especially during the hilarious Secret Santa present swap. A big thank you to Sharyn, the bookclub's 'co-ordinator extraordinaire', and to my long-time school and nursing friend, Deb Holdsworth, for organizing such a wonderful evening.

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Fête des Lumières

Every year, the city of Lyon, France celebrates la fête des Lumières - an international light festival to celebrate the end of the black plague in Lyon. Read my guest post on Julianne Douglas' blog: Writing the Renaissance.