Happy 200th birthday to Emily Bronté

Click here to listen to a wonderful interview about Emily, and of course Kate Bush gets a mention. Apparently, Emily was “chronically shy, anti-social and kept to herself”. Why doesn’t that surprise me? 🙂

Can you really understand someone by watching a handful of videos of their life?

The first 21 years of my life… The pre-baby years The babies, starting at the most recent addition to our family and going backward. Keep in mind I only had three minutes otherwise there might have been hundreds of photos of my beautiful babies 🙂 Published children’s book author – what a journey. The single more

Review – The Paperboy by Vince Vawter (book)

Book Review   Book: The Paperboy by Vince Vawter Publisher: Penguin Random House, USA Audience: Children (age 10+), teen and adult fiction/memoir readers   This book is a winner of the Yearling Newberry medal and part of the year ten curriculum for English in Australian schools. The author states that it is more memoir than more

Persephone & Hades

Although he took, My purity & innocence, When my Hades came for me, No-one knows this, But I followed him willingly. He took advantage, Of my gullibility & naivety, When I frolicked through, The pasture of flowers, To introduce myself to him, oh so shyly. No-one knows that, All alone at night I yearned, In more

Persephone – Prelude

We begin the descent, he & I, It’s always around 2am that he enters, My sleep induced, unconscious mind, In the Under-World, there’s no such thing, As Spring flowers, Wedding showers, Birds of bower. He brings me here to witness; The dark sky rumbling, The masculine electricity pulsating, The mountain of ashes that hides the more

The Best Was Yet To Come, Sylvia

I know why you did it, Sylvia, When the world becomes too painful to bear, And seeking help means you’ll be returned to the chair, And it’s all turned black & white and lost its flavour, And each new mouthful is one less to savour, Suddenly your mind has wandered back into the lair, The more

A WRITER’S DAY Journal entry; 30th October ’08

I found this journal entry yesterday, it was the last one I wrote right before I began to write my first book that was published, Oracle In The Mist: I write my morning pages (Julia Cameron, The Artist’s Way) and then . . . I stare at the blank page and wait for the words more