I can’t wait to celebrate the launch of the book I’ve wanted to write for years, Cleo & Rob. Join me and talented young illustrator Phoebe Morris at one of these fabulous events. See you there!   Friday October 11th Jeffreys Books 140 Glenferrie Road, Malvern. 11.30am Illustrator Phoebe Morris will decorate the shop’s front […]

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Emotional healing is intensely personal. People find consolation in countless forms – from bush walking to music, clinical therapy to religion. For many of us, the presence of a pet is better than any anti-depressant. Coming to terms with loss and trauma is one of life’s great challenges. Recovery may never happen, but I’ve seen […]

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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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