The Privilege of Print

The Privilege of Print

I’ve spent much of this year listening to audiobooks. Hundreds of hours (Thanks, Libby!). My exploration of audio began because it was more restful to listen to a book than to make my eyes work, and a lot of this year has been trial and error in finding ways to deal...
How to Exorcise a Book

How to Exorcise a Book

When I was first writing Butcherbird, two years ago (well, almost), my Nana died. I kept writing. I made myself. Loved the book more than before because it was a focus, it was important. Vital, even. I finished the book and began editing it the next year with the help...
The Cost of Grief

The Cost of Grief

Over the past month or so there have been many reasons to grieve, and due to the back to back nature of it, it’s given me the opportunity to observe a few things about myself. Which is always interesting. I’m standing here, having just come back from a massive...
Some of us need a group

Some of us need a group

I’m a total introvert and would prefer to stay home, alone, in peace. But that doesn’t mean I don’t need a writer tribe, or that getting together with the people who fit that bill is more refreshing than draining. The right people are a balm, not a poison. Are you the...
Aurora Oceania

Aurora Oceania

I did a thing!! I feel very passionately about this thing, and have been letting those feelings fester and stew until it hit the point where I couldn’t help but take action. And now, I have. Finding the right name/terminology for this creation was very hard, because...