Other writing

A piece from the Sydney Morning Herald – Parks are Arks – September 19th, 2015

This is a reflection on love, loss and Christmas from December 2015.

Below are some links to book-related articles you might enjoy or find stimulating.

From Eureka Street, on January 22nd, 2014. Happy new year!

An article for Eureka Street, published September 17th, 2013.

Another piece in Eureka Street, published August 7th, 2013.

Something to honour the gift of sadness.

This piece was published in the Fairfax papers on October 14th, 2012. I was grateful for the opportunity to celebrate loving in the face of loss. And to celebrate mothers.

Good Things End – Wheeler Centre Dailies

Here’s a review.

The Story of My Book – Readings Blog

Not my writing, but great fun – Suzanne Carbone in The Age

Again not my writing, but I’m very grateful to Tony Doherty for this reflection.

Here is a review/write-up on the glorious site Taste For Travel

This proves I’m a Spanish-Australian!

This is fun! Thanks to Robert Upe and Fairfax.

This is an article about a favourite Byron Bay panel.


This is a programme about the sin-walk and the poems that inspired me. I wrote the script, and I’m really proud of the way it turned out – thanks to the wonderful producer, Anne McInenerney. I hope you can spend some time with it. Take a minute to scroll down and read the comments too. The one from “Johnnie Walker” took my breath away. The interconnectedness of us all! Leave a note if you like what you hear. Click here: Poetica


Bell Shakespeare opened a production of an adaptation of The Duchess of Malfi at the Sydney Opera House on July 11th. It was directed by John Bell, and was adapted by Hugh Colman and…Ailsa Piper.

Because it is riddled with sins of a mortal nature, I thought I would just put a few links up here so that if you are interested in theatrical transgressions, you can keep in touch.

This extended piece was in the Australian newspaper:


This is an album of rehearsal shots:


This link takes you to a wonderful, moody trailer for the production:


And here are reviews!

2 thoughts on “Other writing

  1. I know I am late in reading this book but only found it 2 weeks ago
    Loved Sinning across Spain
    One of the best books I have read – was sad happy inspiring and funny all rolled into one and couldn’t believe my luck in actually meeting you at the Byron Bay writers festival
    I didn’t go in 2012 when you were there as my dad was very ill and died the week after the festival
    He was the most caring beautiful man and if there was a blueprint for a great father they would have picked him
    I miss him so much and not a day goes past when I don’t think of him
    Look forward to your new book for next year
    Love the way you write from the heart

    • Hi Deb. How lovely of you to write, and to seek me out at the festival and here. You are so generous. I’m so sorry about your Dad. We are lucky to have had kind fathers. A fortunate backbone to our lives. I’m sure he walks with you. Go gently, and I hope I might meet you again in Byron next year. X

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