SIMPLY CHRISTMAS

SIMPLY CHRISTMAS

Those doggy magazines and sites are chockful of gift ideas for pets at this time of the year. I was blown away by the ingenious ideas and cute toys, and then a little voice (an echo of Elliott, perhaps) sounded in my head. Do my two dogs, who’ve already got a big...
It’s finally out in the open!

It’s finally out in the open!

I’ve done a bit of doggy soul-searching, and have at long last come clean about my past. My new story is out now for all to see. Humans would probably call it a “True Confessions”. I don’t see it like that. My time at Barranyup Dog Pound...
AUSSIE ENGLISH OR STRINE: OUR FUNNY EXPRESSIONS

AUSSIE ENGLISH OR STRINE: OUR FUNNY EXPRESSIONS

Australia is a multi-cultural country with a rich variety of slang and colourful vernacular expressions from many different sources. Here are some that you might find in my books. “Arse” = Rear end.“Arvo” = Afternoon. “Battler” = Someone who doggedly struggles to make...
My favourite dog, my favourite character

My favourite dog, my favourite character

In so many ways, Elliott is the dog I’d love to have – as my companion, as my confidant, as my critic. I think he’d be so much fun. He’s a mutt, of course, part Australian Shepherd and a mix of other breeds. There’s possibly some Border Collie in there too I guess,...
PENNY’S READING NOOK

PENNY’S READING NOOK

Penny has set up a cozy reading nook in a quiet corner of the house, “as far away from my home office as I can get’”, she  said to Jamie. It’s got great big soft cushions and somehow feels like a very calm space. This is important for Penny because Jamie is always...