Writing my first novel – Broadway Star

BROADWAY STAR – A Star is Born Let the adventure begin! I am about to embark on my biggest project ever. I’m writing a novel based on a true story. I’m really excited… Continue reading

Discovering the Writer Within

  I realised my gift for writing when I was around ten years old. My family migrated to Australia from France before my fifth birthday. With a Spanish mother and French father, I… Continue reading

Gold Coast Writers Festival 2014 – Authors in Schools

I had the privilege of conducting two creative writing workshops at Palm Beach State School as part of the Gold Coast Writer’s Festival Authors in Schools program. My enthusiastic participants were emerging young… Continue reading

Songbirds Rainforest Retreat

Nestled amongst 50 acres of Mount Tamborine’s pristine rainforests is a magical oasis, hidden from view from the screaming realities of the outside world. Instantly your muscles relax as you walk the manicured… Continue reading

Harnessing the Power of the Creative Spiral by Lyne Marshall

From time to time I come across a book that is silk to the eyes. Harnessing the Power of the Creative Spiral is not only a pleasant visual journey displaying Lyne Marshall’s stunning… Continue reading

Another Man’s War – book review by Jacquelin Melilli

Another Man’s War is the true story of Sam Childers’ 15 year battle to save the children of Southern Sudan. I had the privilege of meeting Sam Childers when he visited Australia earlier… Continue reading

The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die – book review

David Nyuol Vincent was the boy who wouldn’t die. His story of fleeing war-torn Southern Sudan with his father is captivating. It is written in a matter-of-fact way, void of any bitterness or… Continue reading

X Factor Me!

I’m hooked to the Australian X Factor series. I love shows that give people an opportunity to showcase their talent. There is so much untapped talent out there, and this current series of… Continue reading

Top Tips for Surviving Motherhood

Summer holidays are over and school’s back. My straight jacket is clean and ironed, ready for emergencies. The sleep-ins are over and so are the 3 o’clock lunches and 8 o’clock dinners. I’m… Continue reading

The Awesome Side of Research – A Trapeze Lesson!

Research sounds pretty boring, right? It may conjure up an image of someone with their nose to the books, or computer screen, slight frown creasing their forehead as they try to make sense… Continue reading

Sizzling at Seventy – book review by Jacquelin Melilli

Lyn Traill has courageously spoken out about her severe abuse as a child at the hands of the people she was supposed to trust to love and protect her. As is usually the… Continue reading