June 13, 2018

Walk a mile along the clifftops from Polperro in south-east Cornwall and you'll come to the tiny village of Talland; a place whose arguably most famous resident was its 18th century vicar, Richard Dodge. Dodge had a reputation as a ghost hunter, allegedly riding out to...

November 28, 2017

Forgotten Places is now available on audio! I know, I know, it's way too exciting. Now you can listen on your commute and it will totally feel like you're lost in the Australian bush! (Cos who doesn't want that, right?)

Having composed for plenty of film, theatre and li...

September 5, 2017

It was close to forty degrees when we trudged through the streets of Ercolano. I passed two squashed rats on the way (a combination of two things that make me squirm--rats and dead things) so the thought this place better be worth it did cross my mind. 'This place' was...

June 7, 2017

t's the early morning of Tuesday, June 7, 1692. Half the inhabitants of Port Royal, Jamaica, are beginning their day, while for the other half-- a population of drunkards, thieves and prostitutes, the dawn marks the end of a long and eventful night. It has been five ye...

March 14, 2017

Okay, so the highlight of last week was a new episode of Once Upon A Time being released on Netflix... Yes, I know that sounds incredibly tragic, but it was kind of a crap week and I was grateful for the distraction. I stumbled across Once Upon A Time less than a...

March 3, 2017

Going to school in Australia, my history lessons were full of convicts and early settlers. As kids, we learned of our country's past by singing songs like Botany Bay and Ten Thousand Miles Away. Because stick a few chords beneath a story and anything becomes less horri...

January 4, 2017

A few years ago I went to Melbourne Aquarium to see the giant squid they had frozen in ice. It was kind of small. I think I was expecting some enormous kraken- you know the type that rises from the sea and swallows ships whole? I've always loved seafaring lore; tales o...

December 6, 2016

My second novel The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea was released last week. I've lost count of how long it took me to write, but I'm guessing something like six years. During that time, I threw the book in the too-hard basket at least twice, deciding historical fiction was...

November 18, 2016

About a year ago, my friend Gina and I sat down over a mulled wine or two to brainstorm the theme of the arts-based workshops we wanted to create. Our initial ideas circled around bringing the creative arts to those less fortunate then us: the sick or homeless, for exa...

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