Distractions of the Heart (from Emotions in Eruption)

This is my take on relationships and their often-volatile natures. In this poem I guess the romantic in me, surfaces but finds itself in constant battle with reality because love is too often a rocky road for many of us. It would be wonderful if that were not the case, but it is not always […]

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Australian Author Diana Plater, her new book, and the after-effects of trauma

This month I am particularly excited to present an Australian author whose inspiration for her book Whale Rock is as thrilling as the book itself. A journalist, Diana has had first hand experiences of the things she writes about, and I am a little in awe but also more than a little sure that this […]

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Love letters and the past

When I began writing my second poetry book, Emotions in Evolution, I found myself looking back at previous work, then at my life in the past and wondering how much the past does shape our future, and how does the process work. I guess, we look at what we wanted and compare it to where […]

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Love, poetry and ideas that inspire

Looking through some previous work I came across some things I had written regarding genre. I wanted to reassess what motivates me and so I went searching. We need to do this from time to time as a reminder of what we set out to do. I love the different worlds books offer us, but […]

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Monica, ti amo

  Ever wonder why we like the things we do? Of course, you do. We all do. It is explaining our reasons that is hard because we often genuinely don’t know. For example I think Monica Bellucci is beyond beautiful. Is that the Italian in me that has the preference? Or is it just that […]

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The Valentine, The Cynic and the Romantic

For someone that writes romance I can be cynical at times in my other life as a would-be-poet. Underneath that though as my books will testify (at least I certainly hope so) the romantic can’t help herself and has to speak up. The world is so much nicer when love leads the way.  Here’s one […]

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