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Celebrating International Women’s Day

It’s International Women’s Day today – Here’s to the girls! An important day in our calendar to celebrate everything women are capable of… our strengths, our ability, our uniqueness.   In 2019 it’s all about #balanceforbetter and to me that means finding that ever elusive work/play balance in our own lives, along with finding it in…

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The Importance of the Stock Squad

Back in 2007, when I first started writing fiction, I created a character named Detective Dave Burrows. He was my lead male character in my first published novel, Red Dust. Dave worked hard, played hard, loved the bush and his job as lead detective in the WA Rural Crime Unit. In the same year Red…

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The Grass Roots Tour

April will see the release of the second Detective Dave Burrows book WITHOUT A DOUBT. To celebrate, in May, I’m hitting the road with my ute and maybe my dog and coming to a town near you. If you are in WA, and you’d like me to visit, then please contact Isabelle O’Brien at Allen…

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Christmas Gifts

Are you looking for something a little different for that hard-to-buy-for person? I have gift packs available;  a personalised signed book of your choice (written by me!), a calico bag, coffee or travel mug (your choice), pen, note pad, and again, a choice of water bottle or stubby holder all for $65.00 (including postage). If…

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The reality of glyphosate

I watched with annoyance, the ABC’s 4 Corners report on glyphosate and it’s ‘carcinogenic causing’ qualities, then with amusement when the 7.30 report started their series on Australia, how big is too big? According to the 7.30 Report, there is ‘national anxiety’ about the population of Australia; how we’re going to feed and water ourselves,…

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Sneek peek

I’m sure you all know that Where the River Runs is coming very soon! 1st of November in fact. About six weeks time. BUT… Here’s your chance to be first to read a sampler of Where the River Runs. YAY! I loved writing this story about Chelsea and her beautiful daughter Aria. If you like…

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#Fleurreads

It’s been ages since I’ve been able to read. I’m not sure why, because it was my favourite of pastimes. I started to find it hard when I was under a lot of pressure; looking after a sick family member, then my marriage breakdown, so on and so forth! I found I had a distinct…

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The senselessness of sabotage

  There is a Facebook photo with a picture of a strawberry saying: ‘cut ‘em up, don’t throw ‘em out. Please continue to support Aussie Farmers through berry tough times.’ What a great campaign created through horrible circumstances. I wonder what makes someone or some people want to bring an industry to its knees? What…

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You’ll need to lose weight!

Being a woman, ‘you’ll need to lose weight’ is NOT a phrase you really want to hear. Still, I heard that last Monday when I went to see my specialist about my back. If you don’t know what happened to cause me to have spinal surgery in January, you can read about it here! Interestingly,…

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Funny writing spots

I’ve always said I can write anywhere. With a deadline looming (as they always seem to!) and having to take our exchange student back to Perth to fly home to Italy, I’ve proved again, I can do just that. On Thursday we left to do a ‘last tour’ of the south west, so Gabri got…

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Where the River Runs

Today, Where the River Runs, goes to print. This book feels like it’s been a mammoth effort – I was supposed to have it finished a long time before I actually handed the manuscript in… There was a reason!   On the 29th of December I was leaning down to pull up a fence so…

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Here’s a funny story…

Now here’s a funny story… I went to Sydney last week, for six days. Six days with lots of different meetings and activities, required at least seven different outfits, shoes to go with them and all the toiletries etc you need. Need I say that my suitcase was very heavy? Upon arriving at our little…

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What do you want to read?

It’s time! I’ve been thinking about re-inventing my blog for some time and now that time is right here. I used to love writing blogs – they would get my fingers all warmed up for writing during the day and I LOVED sharing photos and little stories of my farming life with you all. Since…

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