Writer of historical fiction, blogger, mum, pet lover :)


December 2018

APWT event

It’s the second day of the APWT18 writers event on the Gold Coast and I’m loving the stories from around the globe. This morning I sat in on a discussion centred around translation methods in literature, and the challenges faced by the translator as they try and keep the tone, structure, empathy and perspective of the author. This covers novels, essays, poetry, non fiction and short stories and involves a connection with the translator and writer.

Later, I sat in on a writers session by well known Australian authors, including Matthew Condon and Julia Prendergast. Both have written about the seedy side of Australian lives, including police corruption, mafia-type gangs and drugs.

As the image shows, I’ve been credited as an edtor on the APWT program of events which is thrilling! So nice to see that my hard work on the biographies was appreciated. πŸ™

Loving the events! πŸ™Œ

Just one day to go…..☺

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Asia Pacific Writers & Translators event

I’m volunteering all this week at the APWT event at Griffith University, Gold Coast. All volunteers get to attend the lectures and workshops, and have a chance to meet authors and writers from around the world. Authors include Matthew Condon, Ravi Shankar, Ashley Hay, Nick Earls among others.

I’m also on the registration desk, so I had a chance to chat with different authors and speakers. I’m there all week, where I have a chance to browse the bookshop and attend writing sessions….its a real honor to be a part of it!

On the creative front, I’m hoping to get a publisher for my cosy mystery, Stella Windermere The case of the Drowned Man. I’m giving it until the middle of next year, then will self publish and market it. I have reflective essays to write before the Christmas wind down, plus I’m enrolled on a unit at Deakin called Revisionary short stories.

I sometimes feel that I have heaps of time to write, then my diary becomes full. My son Liam is up from Melbourne next week for Christmas, so there’s not much chance of a quiet time!

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