Buttons! Buttons! Everywhere!

Buttons! Buttons! Everywhere!

Friday, February 28, 2014

A Writer Down Under

The journey to Melbourne was long, but made wonderful by a host of kind United flight attendants. I am picking up a lot of fodder for another novel in the series I have begun to write. Arrived here well rested, but managed to sleep 16 hours anyway!

I walked the town, the little alleyways filled with the aroma of small coffee shops and fresh breads. Eating your way through a city is wonderful! Melbourne is quite eclectic and very young. Fashions range from black grunge to high fashion, everyone looking and felling good in their own skins. The River runs in front of my hotel, as does the Flinders Street train station. On the weekdays, the streets bustle with people rushing to and fro. Rowers stroke the River in their racing sculls, barely moving the River, but leaving small ripples as they stroke along. Street musicians pound drums, dance and sing, making the air vibrant with sound.

Today was the first day of the month long Melbourne food and wine festival. I love the crowds and the sights here. So much yet to see!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Drought is Over!

Sometimes you have to take time away from everything. So, that is what I have done. Settling into a new home, a new state, a new life. It has been a whirlwind of a year, but all good! I am working on a Board  with a writers club and have been doing a lot of reviewing manuscripts. It is a good way to make a living!

As a writer, you often look for the ordinary things in life to use in your writings. Traveling has been a wealth of ideas for me. Today, I am boarding a plane on my way to. Melbourne, Australia. I will be visiting some old friends for a few weeks and gathering information for one of the books I am working on.

The expanded book, The Button Legacy is complete and in editing. The next book will be the first in a series of mystery novels based on a travel agent. Go figure.each book will be set in a special place I came to love for one reason or another. You can be sure you will see Canada in the mix again!

Watch for updates from Down Under and remember, here is a story everywhere!