Planting a literary forest

Are you having trouble launching into writing? Having trouble working up the confidence to put pen to paper or let your fingers glide across the laptop keyboard? Many people write daily to Facebook or Twitter. The three-line comment is de riguer for today’s social media. Easy...

Cosmo flies into Christmas

Cosmo flies into Christmas is now available!!  The little Christmas beetle has finally hatched. It’s Christmas Eve in Australia. Cosmo, a small brown Christmas beetle, hatches in Mrs Bunnyfluff’s garden. He flies through a back door and lands slap bang in Mrs Bunnyfluff’s house. WOW!! Food....

Boxes are comfortable

I am a great fan of Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. For me, her cartoons hit the spot every time. This month, she is featuring ‘ideas’ – thoughts, inspirations, some innovative and agile experiences and some failures. One of her cartoons features a girl inside a...

Single in Manhattan

Just back from 10 days in New York.  The temperature was -15C on the coldest day, and hats, gloves and scarves were mandatory. However, hats, gloves and scarves cannot be trusted to stay on one's person.  For some reason, they like to do a runner...

Helpful Hints for Authors

Less text, more white space and illustrations/photos makes for ease of reading and absorbing. People cannot take in too much at once. Aim for a clean, fresh look, regardless of your content....