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Echoes of War – the intriguing stories of Calabria

While researching Echoes of War, I was fascinated to learn about the rich religious history of Calabria and the legends that accompany many of the religious sites. Calabria is famous for its religious festivals, especially involving the Madonna. In the village my family comes from, the festa happens in early September where a statue of… Read more

Echoes of War – Calabria, the fascinating south of Italy.

My love of family stories is nothing new. I’ve been fascinated by them since I was a child and eternally curious about the lives of the people involved. Sometimes the stories are rich in detail but most often they’re snippets of what life was like in another time and place, almost like photos capturing a… Read more

Letters from Berlin – Inspiration and Research

While researching my very first book, The Girl from Munich, and sifting through the treasure trove of documents, photos and memorabilia that my German grandmother left behind after she died, I discovered the letter that started the journey towards Letters from Berlin. It was sent to her when she was in her eighties by newly… Read more

Letters from Berlin

I’m so excited to share the gorgeous cover of my next book ‘Letters from Berlin’! I’ve been working on this novel for some time but it’s finally done and the release date of October 1 will soon be here. The cover reveal always makes the reality of the novel hit home. Soon it will be… Read more

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

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