Have you ever read a piece of news that pulled you so strongly, you were compelled to act immediately? We were. In 2017, we donated almost everything we had to a family who'd lost it all in a bushfire. Were we mad? What do you think?
I believe that writing is just as good - if not better - than any therapy I’ve ever received, and I’ve had my share of therapy over the years. When you hand your pain over to a character, you can let all that anger, grief, denial, etc free. It can feel like a weight has been lifted.
After travelling through Australia with my husband for ten months, I announced one early November morning that I was leaving. For me, our marriage was over.
Are people accusing women of being stark-raving bitches simply a misunderstanding? Is it a quick judgement without thought to what ‘women of a certain age’ are dealing with?
Like Aubrey, Pam and Georgina in CAMINO WANDERING, it took a walk across Spain to learn who I was, and what I was made of.
My doctor told me I had menopause because joint pain is a major symptom. Turned out to be much more serious than that.
No matter whether you publish one book or twenty, the fear of failure is real.