To celebrate Bono’s translation into Chinese, here’s our story in pictures (apologies for the blurry shots, but it was a busy time).


I’m thrilled to announce the long-awaited children’s version of CLEO will be released by Allen & Unwin NZ toward the end of 2019. Exquisitely illustrated by Phoebe Morris, CLEO AND ROB tells our story through Rob’s six year-old eyes. Ever since CLEO was published, I’ve had countless emails from people asking for a book that […]

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Fabulous Kiwi Fortnight

I’ve always loved New Zealand readers. When I began column writing all those years ago, they became my exacting tutors. They insisted I was better at writing about dog poo than politics. Later on, when times were tough, they embraced me with great kindness. They taught me a person is never entirely alone. Since the […]

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Can’t wait to visit my homeland and share my latest book, BONO THE RESCUE CAT, with new and old friends I’ll be travelling South and North Islands over two weeks, and hope to catch up with you along the way. Glamorous highlights will be bubbles and High Tea events hosted by the Australian Women’s Weekly […]

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Australian Women’s Weekly Review

“In her NY Times bestseller debut, Brown wrote of Cleo, the kitten that helped her heal, after son Sam, nine, was run over and killed in 1983. Bono, “a shaved black mini lion”, is the cat with special needs (chronic kidney disease), homeless after Hurricane Sandy, which her US publisher insists she foster. Brown was finding life full of ennui, after […]

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One cannot get enough beauty sleep.


Residents of my friend Heather Fahnle’s garden. #@heatherfahnle


Practising for Lydia and Ramon’s big day.


A fairy cafe has appeared in our garden.


It takes a three year old to remind you there’s nothing better than a bucket and an incoming tide.


The perfect Christmas outfit. Kath’s love grows deeper by the day.#christmaslove


Christmas on Phillip Island, an intimate gathering.


Cowes, Victoria

The Christmas tree you have when the island has run out of Christmas trees. #christmastree #christmasdecor


Another reason I love Phillip Island. Where else would you find one of these in your back yard?


Exciting times as Lydia and Ramon’s Phillip Island wedding gets closer.


Delighted to announce a children’s version of Cleo, CLEO AND ROB, will be released by Allen & Unwin NZ next year. #childrensbooks #awwmagazine

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