Just heard from my prospective agent, Sophie Hamley at Cameron Cresswell Literary agency, that her reader LOVES “Bittersweet”  my sexy Cambodian novel. YAY! It is now moving up her list of priorities. Everyone cross fingers she likes it just as much as her reader and finds a publisher with equal enthusiasm.

Also exciting is that tickets to my creative workshop are now for sale at http://creativewriting.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebtn with the new half-day

format at http://www.brisbanewoman.com/brisbanewoman/CreativeWriting.pdf 

Only $50 for a half day workshop. It’s a bargain. Lots of other interesting classes coming up too. I’d like to have a go at singing, and maybe dancing too. Embarrass my children as much as possible!


My latest fiction Ms is currently being considered by a wonderful agent at Cameron Creswell agency. Trouble is, though most publishers in Australia now won’t accept unsolicited manuscripts, there aren’t enough agents yet to keep up with the ever-growing number of new writers. The piles of reading on the desks of those much sought after few are becoming unconquerable mountains, which leaves us writers waiting and waiting for what feels like years. Is this business designed to teach patience and persistence?