October 25, 2018

VASILISA THE WISE & Other Tales of Brave Girls

I have always been a great believer in serendipity. It’s as if the universe sees a lacking, or a longing in me, and nudges something I […]
October 24, 2018

THE BLUE ROSE: Reaching the Halfway Point

For almost a year I have been working on a novel called The Blue Rose. It tells the story of Viviane de Ravoisier, the daughter of […]
October 24, 2018

BEAUTY IN THORNS: Edward Burne-Jones’s Sleeping Beauty paintings

The National Gallery of Australia has just announced a major exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art, ‘Love & Desire’, will open in mid-December. It’s bringing out many of […]
October 9, 2018

SPOTLIGHT: The PreRaphaelite Sisterhood

As many of you will know, I have spent the past few years researching and writing about the fascinating lives of some of the women in the Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood […]
September 6, 2018


September 5, 2018

THE BLUE ROSE: I’ve started writing the new novel

I’ve begun writing my new novel, The Blue Rose. it’s always really thrilling to start putting words down. I’ve been thinking and planning and day-dreaming this […]