THE BIG REVEAL. (drum roll!) There are two books coming this year - books set in the same time period in the lives of the Belleville family, beginning in 1968 when the next generation are young adults.
Downton Abbey: Best binge watching during lockdown?
I've seen others write about their favourite binge watching during the Covid-19 lockdown - so here's mine: Downton Abbey. I just love it. Sumptuous setting and costumes; good acting (who can go past Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess - she has the best lines); and a storyline that keeps you engaged (most of the … Continue reading Downton Abbey: Best binge watching during lockdown?
I’m often asked: Is your book based on a real person? My American neuro surgeon was ….
Inspired by a real person, US Army surgeon Philippe Duval's story is a key thread in the Belleville novels
My Belleville family: Love affairs, seduction, temptation …. this story took on a life of its own
As I wrote the story, it took so many surprising turns.
The pleasure of writing the story of the Belleville family
My one hope is that my readers enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Gatton, Laidley, Ipswich & Nowra – that’s where you’ll find me in November
The House of Secrets: Julia's Story and To Love, Honour & Betray - book 2 of the Belleville family saga. OK so I confess - I'm still struggling to balance my day job and my life as an author but November will be a busy month for Library visits in Queensland and NSW. If you … Continue reading Gatton, Laidley, Ipswich & Nowra – that’s where you’ll find me in November
Criterion Hotel – this is where all the trouble started for Julia Belleville
Readers of my two books The House of Secrets: Julia's Story and To Love, Honour & Betray - will know this hotel - The Criterion Hotel in Rockhampton - because it featured prominently in both books. Yes, that's right. It wasn't a figment of my imagination although it's internal layout might have been fictionalised. READ … Continue reading Criterion Hotel – this is where all the trouble started for Julia Belleville