Manly’s fairy penguin colony

Yesterday I met with the wonderful penguin protectors along with reps from NPWS and the Manly Environment Centre to talk about the book I’ve been commissioned to write on Manly’s fairy penguin colony. I am so impressed by the knowledge and care for the penguins shown by everyone associated with this project. And I am…

Back from beautiful Bateman’s Bay

It’s been a while since we visited our favourite site near Bateman’s Bay – I’d forgotten how beautiful those forests are. Chilly cold, but really fun sharing it with my beautiful granddaughters, Chloe and Amy. Too cold for swimming but they were very inventive keeping themselves amused, and taking a trizillion photos of all the…

A Ring Through Time

It seems a long time ago that I finished writing this novel – a time-slip love story set on Norfolk Island with a flashback to the 1850s and the brutal 2nd penal settlement there.  But we’re making progress!  Today I sent back the revised copy edit, and I’ve also seen the really beautiful cover planned…

Finding Treasures

Trust the universe and see how it conspires to help you! I discover the truth of this over and over, most recently yesterday. For various reasons I’ve been feeling fairly flat creatively for some time. Yesterday I walked past a new Vinnies and, on impulse went in to see what I could find. I usually…

CBCA north

CBC north’s first meeting of the year was so inspirational as author and playwright Wendy Blaxland described her writing journey, successfully publishing a heap of children’s books as well as writing plays for the greatly beloved Marion St. Youth Theatre founded by her parents.  She finished her talk with a memorable quote from Guillaume Apollinaire: ‘He…

King Arthur: man or myth?

If you’re interested in Arthurian legend have a look at my website www.felicitypulman.com.au under ‘articles’ for this new article.  It traces written references to Arthur dating back through the centuries with this question in mind: was the legend based around a real warrior (or king, or dux bellorum) or is it merely a legend?  The fact…

Publishing Seminar: E-Exchange @ ASA

Thinking of self-publishing? I’ll be talking about some of the pluses and pitfalls while publishing my last two Janna Mysteries with CreateSpace (USA) at E-Exchange on Saturday 18th Feb. A fantastic lineup of speakers includes self-publishing guru Steven Lewis and Karen Robertson (turning your book into an app)+ info on digital publishing and the publication process…