Category: Quote

Feeling good, doing good

Last week I spoke about my birthday fundraiser for the South African Depression and Anxiety Group. Well, my friends really “came to the party” – literally and figuratively. We raised R7161 – which was just amazing! Here is the speech I wrote for the evening, honouring a very special person,...

Therapeutic literature

If I write something, I fear it will happen, and if I love too much, I fear I will lose that person; nevertheless, I cannot stop writing or loving…” Isabel Allende, Paula When my grandmother was dying, I spoke to her from a pay phone somewhere along the Australian coast,...

Dinosaur dreams

This week my son, the budding paleontologist and general animal nut, has me drawing him pages and pages of dinosaurs. So far, we’re on the 10th page (and about the 200th dinosaur) and these creatures have crept into my dreams. They don’t do very much in them, but I know...

Wednesday Quote

I’ve just finished Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger. It is rather an angry book, but with lots to amuse you – especially if you’ve travelled to India as I have. The whole concept of the “chicken coop” in the book is really fascinating – how nobody can rise in society...

In the beginning

The last week has been a bit of a whirlwind of hospital visits, food deliveries to sick friends, puking kids, bits of bad news and crisis management. Despite all of that, I’m very excited to say that I’ve written Page One of my next novel. Generally my Page Ones get...

Friday quote

I am a huge fan of Robert Harris’s work and am currently listening to a wonderful version of his book Dictator, which is the third in his series on Cicero. So for Friday, a Cicero quote: