Welcome to my website —part blog, part OMG-I’ve-had-a-novel-published, and part isn’t-the-Welsh-language-amazing site.

For all you need to know about my debut novel the The Tides Between follow the red link (yes, I am still wildly-over-the-moonly excited).

If you want to know more—about me, my events, the great-big-messy business of reading, writing and living, or simply how to learn Welsh—click on the links above.

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Tan y tro nesaf!

 

 

Latest Posts

  • A review of Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster February 14, 2018 - Shattered by her mother's mysterious disappearance, Esme is unable to move on. Her father's re-marriage is the last straw, especially when she finds out that her guardian during her father's honeymoon will be the interfering older sister of her new stepmother. Drawn by unanswered questions, and a mysterious sea eagle, Esme finds herself at Spindrift, ...
  • Notes on the assisted immigration system – for Elizabeth Lhuede February 7, 2018 - A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with Elizabeth Lhuede on Twitter about my recently released debut novel The Tides Between (I never tire of writing those words). One of her forbears, Elizabeth told me, had come to Australia in 1841. Her name was Anne Bowles. Now if you have read The Tides Between ...
  • Where Do I go – an interview with historical fiction author Beverly Magid January 30, 2018 - Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Beverly Magid as part of her Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour. Her, novel Where do I go, is the sequel to Sown in Tears and follows the story of immigrant Leah Peretz and her family. Centred around the New York Jewish community, the story tells of the new ...
  • An interview with Leslie Tate – poet, author, actor and all round deep thinker about life January 25, 2018 - One of the best things about the writing life (or life in general for that matter) is the people you meet. People who think deeply and are trying to be authentic in their artistic expression. Leslie Tate is one such person. He turned up on my blog one day - on a post about my ...
  • Interview with Wendy J. Dunn author of Falling Pomegranate Seeds January 17, 2018 - It is hard to believe I have only known Wendy J. Dunn for eighteen months. We met through a Women's History Month event at Yarra Plenty Regional Libraries. I have since come to see it as one of the more fortuitous meetings of my debut novel year. Academic, writer, and events facilitator, Wendy is a ...
  • Fools, Mortals and New Years Resolutions January 8, 2018 - In the dying days of 2017, I found myself on the BBQ forum (yes, it does actually exist). See, my brother had a new Weber and I noticed his grill looked healthier than mine. In fact, mine was, let’s not beat about the bush, getting rather decrepit and rusty. I Googled “what to do with ...
  • Wrap up for the 2017 Australian Women Writers’ Challenge December 28, 2017 - I am not a book blogger - trust me there are some serious book bloggers out there. However, I do believe in Australian Women Writers and, in January 2017, I signed up for the Australian Women Writers Challenge. For those of you who don't know, the Australian Women Writers’ Challenge was started late in 2011 when, after ...
  • What used to be the Corbett Family Christmas Letter December 23, 2017 - This time last year my mum was given a few weeks to live. We all hunkered down for what looked to be a series of 'last time' events. As it turns out, Christmas 2017 has arrived and Mum is still with us. She has grumbled about this on-and-off throughout the year: I'm ready to go ...
  • Diamond Tales December 8, 2017 - From December 3rd to 23rd, the Discovering Diamonds is holding a Diamond themed storytelling extravaganza. So far, the Diamond Tales have been fabulous (I'm not sure how I got to be part of the salubrious line up). But seriously, why not bookmark the page and follow along? To celebrate, Odyssey Books have dropped the Kindle ...
  • The Chicken Soup Murder – an interview with Maria Donovan November 29, 2017 - I came across Maria Donovan's debut novel while hanging around on an amazing supportive, wound licking and all around fabulous Facebook Group where readers, writers and bloggers share their milestones, tell stories, seek reviews and exchange bookish information. Under a post about my newly released The Tides Between, Maria wrote: ‘Your book sounds fascinating.’ 'Thanks,' I ...