Tag Archives: history

Book Sale Broken Buttons for Cancer Fundraising.

My memoir Broken Buttons has been selling well. I do have several copies left and have decided to sell them at a special price. The bookstore has them at AU $21.95 but if you visit the camping ground at Boreen Point in Queensland they are on special at $15. As an internet special I offer […]

Cancer Council Fundraiser BOOK LAUNCH

From the dairy farm at Imbil to a journey into life… Meet Gympie Girl -Shirley Chalmers Shirley Chalmers won the 2013 Elyne Mitchell Writing Award for her story  The Onion Picker’s Daughter·, which was commercially published the following year by Melbourne Books in their Award Winning Australian Writing Anthology. Many of Shirley’s short stories have […]

Miner’s Cottage

Miner’s Cottage Sleepy little town amongst the hills and green valleys of the shire a miner’s cottage caught my eye newly restored, yet remaining as old as the history it contains the silent, dense presence of it unconcealed, surrounded me as real as though I could reach out and touch it whisperings, from the past […]

The Journey

She has plucked flowers from the surface of the water even when her reflection in it is dark. “Blossoms and Shadows” Lian Hearn I’d managed to convince Arabella to accompany me on a trip to Japan. As I’m her high school Japanese language teacher it hadn’t been hard to obtain permission from her Aunt Sarah […]