Read My Lips

Now if you’re thinking ‘No thanks I can’t go there’- then feel free to return when the time is right for you but just maybe you have stumbled across this for a reason?

Put on your brightest lipstick and read a free chapter or two:

There are no big names to endorse it but here is real feedback from real people who have taken a deep breath and turned the page.

“It is deeply moving but not trite and answers questions I didn’t even realise I had about dying. I cried, laughed and it made me assess my own relationships.”

 “It made me want to spend some wine fuelled evenings with the Curtains”

“This is a love story. I feared that my own experience of loss would make reading about death too painful but actually I found it comforting.”

 “I love reading books that you just can’t put down and this was one of them!”

“It’s like a two way experience. An extraordinary feeling and I felt healing for my own grief. That’s quite an achievement.”

“I never re-read books but I know there will be a time when I will want to re-read this one.”

“You really had me sucked in from the very beginning and I read it like a speeding train.”

“I am heading out to buy myself a new Lipstick today.”


You can purchase the book at all good bookstores Australia wide. Online at Book Depository, Booktopia and Amazon. Ebook available on Amazon.

Can you ‘Spare a Share”?

Your review on Amazon and Good Reads  would be greatly appreciated.

Many were adamant I needed family photos in the book. I ignored them. However if you’d like to put faces to the names and feel a connection to some of the other things mentioned in my story. Then click on the Family Album.

Who in their right mind sets out to write a book?

If I’d known the work required to get a manuscript to print I don’t think I’d ever have attempted it. What I know now is that writing is the easy bit. Everything else requires passionate, meticulous word freaks and I was lucky to have found my way to or have had helping hands lead me to these professional and very generous individuals including

Nadine Davidoff, Karen Greenberg, Julia Silk, Kim Swivel and the Book Cover Cafe.

For those I lumped with reads, re reads, title toss ups and my moments of insecurity, I am beyond grateful.  To attempt to name everyone would almost certainly leave someone out, so like the book I won’t even try. However, if it hadn’t been for my crazy cousin Katie telling me to ‘just bloody start writing’ then I know I would still be thinking about it. If Mare Mare hadn’t been simply who she is and stepped up to fill the immeasurable void left by my mum I have no idea where I would be.  As for my loud loveable family, even if I wasn’t stuck with them I’d choose them to be mine. Well maybe not all of them LOL. My sister in laws all deserve medals and Vink you are one in a million ‘sista’  To my four children Kenz, B, Boo and Boy here are your names because I know you’ll be asking if you’re mentioned and no you won’t be on YouTube. And yes MV ‘I love you’ because you told me too.

Perhaps many friends maybe wondering ‘How come I didn’t know about the book?’ Hand on heart not even MV or family knew I’d written anything until I’d actually finished, probably because I never thought I would.

Anyway you were an enormous support, just by being my friends.

And god forbid if someone I don’t know is actually still reading this far, then bless you too.


  1. Tricia Stephenson , on Dec 5, 2017 at 06:35 Reply

    Just finished it. Thank you. Your journey and family story heartfelt to say the least. Thank you.


    • admin , on Jan 20, 2018 at 02:51 Reply

      Thanks for you kind word Tricia – Hope you enjoyed some of the photos too . x

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