Available now where all good books are sold. There is more than one way to fight a war…An extraordinary story of grit, love and loss, based on the true history and real experiences of Australian nurses in World War 1. In 1915, as World War 1 rages in Europe and the numbers of dead and… Read more
I’m a very happy author! I’m so thrilled that Australian readers have voted THE WOMEN’S PAGES as one of Better Reading’s Top 100 Books for this year. My book will sit with 99 other fabulous ones in Big W all year for people to discover. There are so many incredible authors on this list –… Read more
It was a real pleasure to share the “stage” with Pip Williams and Emma Ashmere as we talked with the History Trust’s Dr Kristy Kokegei about research and historical fiction. The session was recorded and is now available on YouTube if you’d like to catch up.
Readers, I'd love your help with some research.As some of you know, the book I'm working on is set in 1956 (in Australia) and I'm writing a scene in which my character Kathleen's daughter gets her first period. I'm keeping it real, people! This happened to me in the 1970s and let's just say I had Dolly and Cosmopolitan magazine back then to help me understand what was going on! For my more mature readers, I'd love you to share your memories of what happened when you got your first period. I know not everyone will want to share here - I totally understand - so feel free to email me at email@example.com. And if you are happy to share here - that would be great! You know that I'm all about putting women back into our history - and sometimes that involves putting women's health back into our history, too. What were you told? What products do you remember using? (I had horrible plastic underpants to stop me bleeding everywhere at night). And while you're having a think, take a look at this hilarious ad which reflects how squeamish some TV stations have been about ads for tampons and pads!youtu.be/fCzAkvQ9yag... See MoreSee Less