Book Review: The Anchoress

March 9, 2015  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

This interesting historical tale of a religious recluse is surprisingly sensuous and thrilling. The anchoress is a religious recluse in medieval England, a 17 year old woman who willingly allows herself to be locked inside the church anchorhold. This is …

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Book Review: Drowned Vanilla

October 5, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

Drowned Vanilla is a deliciously intriguing Tasmanian tale of missing girls and murder. A young woman drowns in a lake, a beautiful student disappears, and unlikely amateur sleuth Tabitha Darling and her friends set out to investigate. I grew up in …

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Review – The Burial by Courtney Collins

July 3, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

This is a great example of what I love about first novels. An effortless yet powerful, completely original, risky yet beautifully engaging, and shining with poetic descriptions. There is nothing quite like this story. The Burial by Courtney Collins, Or The Untold, …

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Bedtime Stories for Busy Mothers

May 5, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

Fabulous New Book Alert: Bedtime Stories for Busy Mothers by Caylie Jeffery. This book did to me what never happens when I read or watch movies – it drew a tear to my eye! Caylie Jeffery is a friend of …

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Six Degrees of Separation

April 13, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

  How To Be a Good Wife author Emma Chapman emailed me last week to invite me to join in a new meme she has begun with her friend, author Annabel Smith. The new series on their blog is called …

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Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words

March 19, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

Alone in a cabin on the lake was spooky at night – there was something on my roof, clambering around. It was probably a possum. That’s cold comfort when you’re up on an isolated Tamar Valley hill and your phone …

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Paperback publication day – USA

March 12, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

  The gift that keeps on giving – countless copies of the brand new US paperback edition of Bay of Fires landed on my doorstep yesterday, the same day they are going on sale in that faraway land. This edition …

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The Moreton Club

February 20, 2014  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

Poor neglected blog. It has not been updated since November last year. But perhaps a neglected blog is the first sign of a healthy, happy writer. I’ve been busy! All summer I’ve been madly reworking my current work in progress, …

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The Body in the Garden pictures

November 2, 2013  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

  Here are some pictures I took during the Adelaide Body in the Garden festival. The opening address was at Edler Hall, one of the city’s famous sandstone buildings.

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The Body in the Garden festival

November 2, 2013  /   By poppygee  /   No Comments

Last weekend, in a highly nervous state, I flew to Adelaide to speak at a writers festival for garden writers, and crime writers. This was my first writers festival as an author. I’ve attended many as a reader, so it …

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