We had a long weekend here last week. Unfortunately Mother Nature wasn’t playing nice and it absolutely poured from Saturday afternoon onwards. But on Monday the weather cleared a little, so Jim and I slipped up the Hunter Valley to sneak in a round of golf. Somehow, we also managed to return home with 3 cases of wine in the car. What can I say? We were in the Hunter. All those wineries are hard to resist!

It was lovely to see the vines in leaf after winter, adding vibrancy to the landscape. If you’ve never been to the Hunter then put it on your bucket list. It’s a gorgeous place to visit and, as Brooke, the horse loving heroine of my next book Heart of the Valley will tell you, a wonderful place to live.

This week I’m featured on bestselling Australian author Nicole Alexander’s website, talking about what makes a good romantic story and what made me want to become a writer. Please drop by and say hello and if you haven’t already done so, take a look at Nicole’s books, The Barkcutters and A Changing Land, both great stories.

I’m also officially a cover girl, having made the front of last Saturday’s Newcastle Herald Weekender magazine. Sadly, I have yet to find link to the article on the Herald’s website but if one appears I’ll post it. But you can still catch the short Q&A I did for the Adelaide Advertiser’s Adelaide Now insert. Fun!

Lastly, keep an eye out for this week’s Friday Feast. My special guest Rachael Johns is promising me something sweet and irresistable. Can’t wait!


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