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Break Down the Barriers

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What Doesn’t Kill Me…

Writing has been a long journey for me.  In highschool I’d dreamed of becoming a writer (amongst other things). I dabbled in the eighties, then again in the nineties, but never thought I’d be publishing my fifth book one day. Join me on fellow Aussie steampunk writer, Felicity Bank’s, blog where  I talk a about my…

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Liptember – Raising Awareness for Women’s Mental Health

If you follow me on instagram or twitter (or FB) you would have seen my (almost) daily Liptember posts. What is Liptember, you ask?  Liptember is a campaign raising funds and awareness for women’s mental health during the month of September.  To support the fundraising campaign you could either buy lipsticks from various chemists around Australia,…

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LIPTEMBER – raising money for mental health awareness

It’s Liptember. Liptember started in 2010 to raise awareness for women’s mental health issues. While mental health impacts all genders, it’s important to acknowledge the different life experiences, triggers and issues -such as postnatal depression and menopause. Women experience PTSD at a higher rate than men. And 1 in 3 will experience anxiety. (Beyond Blue…

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Aunt Enid Updates

This month has been a hard slog. Not only have I been battling the black dog has been nipping at my heels – egged on by an insensitive insurance company – but also ‘return of the sinus infection (and laryngitis)’.  But I’ve battled on in spite of them. A big thank you to my beta readers,…

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When the Black Dog bites (may contain spoilers)

(This post was originally posted on my Patreon page on 25th May, 2018) Yesterday (last Thursday) was a very difficult day.As many of my readers and followers know, I suffer from workplace anxiety (and recently diagnosed as PTSD). It was a bad day. I had a major panic attack, following an emotional communication from my insurance…

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The Power of Words

It’s been a fantastic week. A little rain for the garden. Some sunny days for my enjoyment. No significant pain. I finally feel like I have shaken off the effects of the anaesthetic. I’ve rewritten and edited scenes and almost caught up on the months lost to pre-surgery health hiccups… The final words loomed. I…

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R U OK? Am I OK?

My heart falls into the pit of my stomach. Dread. Electric pins and needles radiate through my chest.  My hearts pounds, racing, trying to catch up with my thoughts which have already consumed me. Panic. My hands shake. Spasms shoot over my back, freezing the muscles in intense pain. The doom has come upon me. My…

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