My Reflections

Treasures from Suitcase of Dreams

I’ve been asked about the inspiration behind Suitcase of Dreams. As you know the book is inspired by my grandmother’s stories of life in Australia as a migrant in the 1950s. I wanted Suitcase of Dreams to feel authentic to the migrant experience of the 1950s and 60s and many of the events in the… Read more

Australia in the 1960s – Researching ‘Suitcase of Dreams’

I’ve always loved anything to do with the 1960s, especially the fashions, music and the burgeoning feminist movement but I didn’t realise until I began researching ‘Suitcase of Dreams’, what a fascinating period it was here in Australia. The 50s and 60s were smack bang in an intense period of the Cold War. When I… Read more

Holiday Season

Can’t believe we’re almost at the end of another year. Where has it gone? For me it’s been an incredible year with the realisation of my childhood dream – to become a published author. It was very hectic year preparing ‘The Girl from Munich’ for release but I learnt so much along the way about… Read more

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