Lots of good things have happened this week, starting with a meeting with the new Tours Manager at the Quarantine Station in Manly, NSW to talk about their exciting plans to relaunch the popular Ghost Boy tour for schools, based on my book. (Pic taken many years ago in the old hospital ward on the inaugural Ghost Boy tour, with NPWS tour guide Brian Macdonald.) Sworn to silence, but watch this space!!
Also this week I so enjoyed talking to members of the SWW about the memorable time I spent in beautiful Barnstaple in North Devon during my writers’ residency some years ago, sponsored by Prof. Di Yerbury. Arranging photographs on my powerpoint presentation made me feel VERY nostalgic! Barnstaple is a beautiful little town and is coming alive all over again for me as I read The Long Call by Ann Reeves, with the TV series currently showing on SBS on Thursday nights. Ann R also wrote the books on which the Vera and Shetland crime series are based – both are favourites of mine. While in Barnstaple I visited Glastonbury and also Tintagel, birthplace of King Arthur (“King Arthur’s Hall” pictured here) as part of my research for writing The Once and Future Camelot, sequel to I, Morgana, the story of the ‘bad girl’ of Arthurian fiction.
And finally, a joyous sighting of several wallabies during my recent bushwalk, including this cute little fellow!