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EXHIBITION: Celebrating Colour and Friendship!

After an extended gap year of painting blooms, travel and time out in nature in all sorts of glorious spots, I’m joining 3 treasured friends for a group exhibition: Celebrating Colour and Friendship. We’d love Brisbane folk to join us on opening night if you’re free. 27th May at Aspire Gallery. I’ve popped all the […]

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Book launch! “Who Cares – Help for Those Caring for Seriously Ill Loved Ones at Home”

It’s been a while since I said hello. Truth is I’m not much of a blogger and seem to do my writing and arty creating off line. However, there’s an In-Conversation event coming up in Brisbane on June 19th and it would be lovely to see you there in person. I’ll be chatting with Joan Wilson-Jones […]

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Love and Hope

What a heart-warming weekend! I so enjoyed speaking with the community at St Mary’s in Exile, South Brisbane – such an incredibly warm and engaged community – thank you everyone!   If you would like to hear the podcast, you can have a listen here.  I share our family stories of love and hope in […]

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Chatting at St Mary’s in Exile

For those of you who can get along to St Mary’s in Exile this weekend – I’ve been invited to share stories from Green Vanilla Tea at all the community gatherings.  Books will be available at the drop shop with proceeds going to Micah Projects – have a browse on their website to see the […]

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Talking with SA People

For those of you who haven’t seen this already – enjoy! It was a treat talking to SAPeople.  We chatted about all sorts of things… “love, loss, green goblins and discovering what makes your heart sing.”   We talked about Green Vanilla Tea, ideas of perfect Sundays and dreams of walking The Camino in Spain! You […]

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Green Vanilla Tea – ‘Behind the Book’

Good Reading is a great Australian magazine (and website) dedicated to ‘everything about books’.  They published an article I wrote, along with a ‘book bite’, in their July issue and I’ve posted it here for you to have a read. (Just click on the image to make it bigger.) Hope you enjoy! Marie  

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A couple of upcoming events

Hi there, this is just a quick hello with the dates of two upcoming events.   Writers @ Stanton. 26 July 2013. I’ll be chatting about Green Vanilla Tea at the ‘Writers @ Stanton’ program at Stanton Library in North Sydney on Friday 26th of July.   This event has been organised in conjunction with […]

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Sunday Tribune – Interview with Liz Clarke in South Africa

The Sunday Tribune is KwaZulu-Natal’s weekly Sunday newspaper, the paper from my home town many years ago. A few people have asked about the article written by Liz Clarke and published on June 2nd 2013. I have popped it here for you to have a read (just click on the image to make it bigger).

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Richard Glover Interview

For those of you who know me, I can hear you chuckle.  A website, a blog, radio interviews, newspaper articles, in house conversations, panel discussions – me of all people!  Thing is, I’m much more comfortable in the wings and yet here I am, out in cyberspace, writing notepad jottings and talking with journalists and […]

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Writers Live – In House Conversation with Susan Duncan Part 2

 A fabulous evening made even more enjoyable by the warm welcome of such an engaged group of people.  I’ve posted a few pics for you to enjoy. Berkelouw Books Mona Vale – I could spend hours and hours in this beautiful bookshop. It’s stacked with wonderful reads as well as gorgeous gifts. Rex Finch and […]

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