MEDIA Expert interview on Living Strong

Media expert interview on living strong

MEET Helen Goltz editor extraordinaire for bMag newspaper, journalist, radio and TV programmer, publisher and author of crime, paranormal and historical fiction: Mastermind and Graveyard of the Atlantic.

Helen, a mentor of mine, interviewed me on passion, power and living strong plus my writing goals for 2015.

Why I Resigned as Coordinator Logan City Writers Collective

It is with great personal regret that I advise that I am stepping down from the role of coordinator of Logan City Writers Collective, a group I’ve nurtured from its first inception. Thanks for your friendship and support over the last three years.

I am proud and happy to have made some small contribution […]

My Story Published on Queensland Health Website

Queensland Health invited me to be part of a cutting edge mental health media campaign! Last October, during Mental Health week, Queensland Health launched the Change Our Minds initiative addressing stigma and discrimination. Immediately, I thought of the attention grabbing Emily TV ad. ‘I can treat my mental illness … How you treat me because […]

The Reporter Newspaper Quizzes my Decision

Christine Rossouw, journalist from The Reporter contacted me over my resignation from Logan Writers festival. How the heck did she get that information?

Ahh! … Then I recalled adding her colleague’s name to the Logan Writer’s contact list at the 2010 writers festival. That journalist has since resigned and her messages forwarded to Christine.

Now […]

Why I’m NOT organising Logan Writers’ Week

After much deliberating, I’ve made one heck of a decision. I’m NOT organising Logan Writers’ festival in 2011 …Why NOT, you ask? Yesterday manifested itself as a sample day of what my life would be like, if I continued on the festival path. A day of incessant emails, messages, phone calls, incorporation rules … and […]

How to Organize a Writer’s Festival

WooHoo! I’ve unleashed Stage One planning for Logan Writers Week, 2011.

Ever considered organizing a community event or a writer’s festival? … First seek expertise, support and advice … Plan in graduated steps.

Logan Writers Week Committee Jodi Cleghorn, Stephanie Azri, Peter Garbett, Cate Black and I formed a steering committee dedicated to making Logan […]

Launched a 3-Pronged Attack

2011 promises to be an unprecedented year for me galloping towards my goals. I’ve launched a 3-pronged pro-active attack to achieve my New Year resolutions.

Personal Fitness On Monday, I commenced a 12 week Body Blitz to improve my fitness and energize me. I’ll need my optimum health to achieve all those goals I’ve set […]

My First PAID Speaker Gig!

On Saturday I spoke to a welcoming crowd at the Gold Coast Writers Association. The topic? … My dual passions … mental health and creative writing and the parallel journey they’ve taken me over the last five years.

Back in January, Jeannie Barker, president of GCWA invited me to choose any meeting date in 2010 […]

Logan Writers Week Program

Thank you … Logan City Libraries for developing this program with Logan City Writers.

Monday 11th October 9.30-11.30 Hyperdome Library … Childrens Writers Panel Ged Maybury, Karen Collum, Sharon Norris,

1.30 -3.00 Marsden Library Author Talk Kev Webb + Anthony Puttee “DREAM RAIDER”

Tuesday 12th October 9.30- 11.00 Hyperdome Library… Workshop … Jodi Cleghorn … […]

Stress Less in Mental Health Week

Woohoo! Today is 10.10.10 and World Mental Health day. Life’s challenging … We all lead stressful lives … It’s time to take positive steps to Stress Less.

How can we reduce our stress? … My Top # 5 Tips • Infuse laughter into your life … Laugh out loud • Breathe slowly and deeply to […]