Writing, Books & Storytelling

“Getting published won’t save your life but writing every day will”
Anne Lamott

I live by these words from writer Anne Lamott.

Oh my goodness, it all starts with journalling almost every day (remember the book “The Artist’s Way: A spiritual path to higher consciousness” by Julia Cameron and her clarion call to write your ‘daily pages’ for 15 minutes every day?)

Out of my daily pages have emerged three books so far:

  • “Surfing as a Dance: How one woman found grace in and out of the water” (2018)
  • “the dharma of surfing: wisdom from the water for life” (2016)
  • “Expanding Green Strategies: Creating change through negotiation” (2006) [This was my PhD published as a book].

All are available to purchase online, while the surfing books are also available here from my online shop (where I can personalise a special message for you).

There are also a couple of new books in the pipeline – one is about streamlined surfing in the water and in life; and the other is a collection of poetry.

Poetry! I love writing poetry and I’ve had many of my poems included in exhibitions in South East Queensland. Sometimes I even get invited to do poetry readings at special events.

I’m a freelance writer too. I love writing feature articles for intelligent, creative outlets like MiNDFOOD Magazine and the Griffith Review.

A few years ago I also grabbed the chance to start spoken word storytelling, beginning with an event at the Byron Bay Surf Festival. What a challenge and a blast! I’ve also done spoken word storytelling at local Gold Coast libraries and community centres.

You are most welcome to contact me if you would like to discuss any speaking, storytelling or poetry reading for your event or organization.