Reviews sorted!

So, after a five weeks and ten A4 pages worth of emails my reviews have finally reappeared for my books on Amazon. Mind you, the mini-meltdown I had at 9pm last night may just have moved things along; who knows. Great – so now that’s sorted, I will be getting onto publishing my new paperback … Read more

Changes to publishing and writing update

After a fruitful collaboration with my publisher, Ant Press, I’m now striking out on my own. While the main reason for this is that Ant Press are changing their priorities – less about publishing and more about editing and mentoring – this also means I’ll have more freedom in dealing with my books, from go … Read more

New Online Memoir Course with SCWC

The South Coast Writers Centre have kindly supported my ‘Go Write Yourself!’ online memoir course again. It’s a five week course, fully online, with half-hour sessions each Wednesday at 7pm and starts on 11th October. Here is the link if you’d like to sign up for the course: Go Write Yourself! The course has two … Read more

SCWC 2022 Anthology Launch

Just a heads up for the South Coast Writers Centre 2022 Anthology launch in December. There’ll be two launches: Dec 10th at Bundanon Art Museum – beautiful spot west of Nowra – and the other on Dec 11th at Coledale Community Hall. Details here. I’ll be reading my entry, ‘Life Is A Beach’, at each, … Read more

‘An Ordinary Boy… mostly’ now available.

Proud to announce that my new memoir An Ordinary Boy… mostly is now available. Milk was delivered in clinking glass bottles to your door, you went to the ‘outhouse’ to go to the toilet (even in mid-winter), you wandered anywhere with your mates until your tummy told you it was teatime, and the only ‘webs’ … Read more

Pocket Full Part 2 now available!

It’s been a long journey, but I’m very pleased to announce that ‘A Pocket Full of Days, Part 2’ is now available on Amazon! Here are the links: AMAZON UNIVERSAL LINK: AMAZON UK LINK: AMAZON .COM LINK: For Oz folks, go here: Huge thanks to my publisher, Ant Press (, for … Read more

Memoir Workshop Update

Well, the beginner’s Memoir Workshop was enjoyable and everyone learned some very useful stuff, including me! Many thanks for those who participated – a lot of mutual support which is great, and folks from the South Coast Writers Centre were wonderful. I love the buzz people get when they realise they can and should write … Read more

Online Memoir Writing Workshops with South Coast Writers Centre

The wonderful folks at the South Coast Writers Centre are putting on a number of online writing workshops for these COVID19 times. As part of their great program, I’ll be doing two workshops appropriately titled ‘Go Write Yourself’. Both workshops will be three 45 minute sessions from 1 p.m. to 1.45 p.m. over three consecutive … Read more

Thank you!

Just wanted to post a huge thank you to all the folks who attended the Memoir Workshop on Saturday 17th. Had a lot of positive and constructive reviews so special thank yous to the folks who did those on the way out. Huge thanks to all the folks at the South Coast Writers’ Centre who … Read more

Interview on ABC Illawarra

Anyone interested in hearing me being interviewed by Melinda Henderson on ABC Illawarra this morning (Mon 12 Aug) about memoir writing (and the workshop) here’s the link:…/progr…/breakfast/breakfast/11385830 My interview kicks in around 1h 20m 50s in, so just click around on the play line until you get there. Interview runs for eight minutes and … Read more