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June 15th, 2017 No Comments

I just had to show off my new cover! Willow Tree Bend is my next Mira book and will be available in September.

Willow Tree Bend final cover-1

An interrupted phone call and a mysterious disappearance brings a family’s secret past crashing into the present…

It’s 1969 and small-town girl Faith Taylor longs for the excitement of the city. Leaving her family home in Willow Tree Bend, Faith lands a job at The Angel — Melbourne’s most infamous nightclub. While Faith relishes her new-found freedom, she can’t help but notice that there are some things about the club that don’t add up. So when a policeman shows her a shocking photograph, and reveals that a former waitress was murdered, Faith realises she must help to bring down the shadowy owner behind the club’s activities.

More than thirty years later, what happened at The Angel remains a closely held secret, never spoken about. When Faith disappears, her sister Hope — now a famous movie star — is left with an intriguing, though frustrating, piece of the puzzle. But with a tell-all documentary film crew constantly by her side, how can she find where Faith is — and what she’s hiding — while making sure her own secrets stay hidden?

Faith’s daughter, Sam, is also concerned by her mother’s uncharacteristic behaviour. When she overhears a clue to Faith’s past, she’s determined to unearth the truth. What is the connection between The Angel and Willow Tree Bend? What does Faith’s disappearance mean? And what will happen when the final secret is revealed?

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May 28th, 2017 No Comments

Mackenzies Crossing is a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia Book of the Year contest. The winner will be announced in Brisbane in August at their annual conference, and I will be there.

Click on the link below to go to Booktopia and the announcement, as well as a list of the other fabulous finalists.

RBY Finalists

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook


April 14th, 2017 No Comments

Originally published as a paperback in 1998 by Random House Australia, now self published in both ebook and print forms, When Shadows Fall is a novella set in Tasmania, Australia. It is the story of a modern woman who falls in love with the ghost of Devlin, a boatman from convict days, and then finds herself stepping back into the past. This is one of my favourite books and I was keen to share it once more.

The 1998 version

The 1998 version

2017 version

2017 version

Links to buy the ebook available 1st May 2017




The print version will be out 1st June and should be available in these online bookstores





December 6th, 2016 No Comments



November 30th, 2016 No Comments

Mackenzie Crossing is Book of the Month for December on AusRomToday. I wrote a piece called Backstory, with some very old photographs of my life.

Click on this one and go have a look.

Life on the ocean waves

Life on the ocean waves

Release Day!

November 21st, 2016 No Comments

Today is the day. The official Release Day for Mackenzie Crossing. I have some blogs you can go to with exclusive content, hope you enjoy.

Australian Rural Romance

Australian Romance Readers

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook

ARR Convention 2017

November 6th, 2016 No Comments
In Melbourne 24-26 February

In Melbourne 24-26 February


October 19th, 2016 No Comments

A passion for photography draws two stories together across time to Mackenzie Crossing

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook

Neville “Pom” Darling is on the hunt for the perfect photograph

Skye Stewart is searching for her long-lost grandfather.

It’s 1939, and Neville, escaping an unhappy marriage and his memories of the Great War, finds himself in Mackenzie Crossing on the day of the terrible Black Friday bushfires. He meets the beautiful Georgie Mackenzie and in an instant knows that she is the subject he has been looking for. As the heat intensifies, Georgie and Neville begin to wonder if they have a future together; but first, they must survive the blaze.

Almost sixty years later, Skye Stewart returns to the area in search of her grandfather. Did he survive the Black Friday bushfires? Who is the exotic woman in the photograph she found? But when she arrives in Elysian, the closest town to where Mackenzie Crossing used to be, she finds more of her hidden past than she bargained for. A more recent past which she would prefer stayed forgotten . . .

‘A rich and vibrant picture of rural Australia and a bygone time.’

The Daily Telegraph on Sweet Wattle Creek



September 24th, 2016 No Comments
Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook

Available 21st Nov 2016 paperback and ebook


July 11th, 2016 No Comments

Click on the cover and visit the Australian Rural Romance website for a Spotlight on Colours of Gold.

Colours of Gold 2