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Now Available: Romantic Bathtub Reads!

What is a bathtub read? I'm glad you asked. *grin* At this time of the year, most people are busier with family and work functions. There is more socializing and delicious meals and lots of other fun stuff. Reading for pleasure tends to take a backseat at times like this. I don't know about you, but reading is my go-to place to relax. I get grumpy if my reading/relaxation time is cut short. But...

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A Visit to Grytviken, South Georgia

The island of South Georgia was first discovered in 1675. It was named Roche after Anthony de la Roché, the ship’s commander who found the island. In 1775 Captain Cook made the first landing, renamed the island after King George III, and it subsequently became a...

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A New Book in the Dragon Investigators Series

Yay! At long last, I have a new addition to my Dragon Investigators series: Snow Moon Dragon. My trip to visit Antarctica and the island of South Georgia gave me the inspiration for this story, but as always there is also a touch of my home country New Zealand. Here...

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Meet the King Penguin: Ten Facts About the King Penguin

One of the things I was most looking forward to seeing when we visited the Antarctica region was the penguins. Penguins are fascinating birds, and I never tired of seeing them or watching their antics. Facts about King Penguins 1. They’re the second-largest species of...

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A Visit to South Georgia Island

South Georgia is a small island in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It’s a British territory, and the island’s nearest neighbors are Antarctica and the Falkland Islands. Until I visited the region in early 2020, I’d never even heard of South Georgia. Now I know what I...

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The Mysteries of Vegemite

I was doing a final read-through for Snow Moon Dragon, my next release, and I realized I had my characters eating toast and vegemite for breakfast. In fact, quite a few of my characters like vegemite. Here is the excerpt: Aware of Nyree’s impatience, he drank his...

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