Thoughts and Confessions from the National Young Writers Festival 2013

Thoughts Being yourself – no matter how awkward – is less exhausting than ‘fitting in’ I ditched my shoes on Saturday. Partly because they were high heels and silly me forgot to pack flats, and partly because I never wear shoes in warm weather. I never did as a child either, and as a result…

Crying in the Car – NSW launch

It was the NSW launch of Crying in the Car last night. I’ve put my speech below for those of you who are interested. I need to thank the incredible hospitality and warmth of Maclean’s Booksellers who were just marvellous. Also, my family and friends for coming, and for spending up huge at the cash…

Living List Tick – Explore Hong Kong (The Macau Edition)

Days 6 & 7 I’m going to be honest here by admitting I didn’t know much about Macau before arriving there. Yes, I knew it was a very old Portuguese trading port. Yes, I knew it was also very big on gambling. It also featured as a locale in the latest Bond movie, Skyfall. In…