Where to buy your Burqalicious – The Dubai Diaries…

If you haven't been able to get hold of your copy of Burqalicious - The Dubai Diaries before now, now is your chance. It has just been released in the U.S which means stocks are hot off the press. Grab them quick before they run out. You can order your copy from Amazon, here! You can buy it from Indiebound here And Barnes & Noble here If you're in the U.S you should also be able to pick one up...Read More

Burqalicious in Chinese…

It's always very interesting (and a little bit scary) to know that someone somewhere, in a country far, far away, who doesn't really even speak your language and has never met you, is reading all about your life. And judging you. But I guess if you write non-fiction and depict yourself as an expert on Middle Eastern drinking routines, it's going to happen. This said, my agent Margaret gave me a copy of the Chinese version of Burqalicious yesterday and...Read More

Burqalicious – The Dubai Diaries is available in the UK!

Good news! Burqalicious – The Dubai Diaries will be available to buy on Amazon outside of Australia (excluding USA and Canada) from Monday next week. That’s April 23rd 2012. Lock it in! Get your eBook on Amazon.com, and the golden, glossy, REAL LIFE book on Amazon.co.uk if you're in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man. (US and Canada peeps can buy it in June, when it's published by Skyhorse Publishing in New York). If you haven’t heard anything about Burqalicious...Read More

Burqalicious makes the Australian Book Industry Awards

Seems like ages ago my first book came out, Burqalicious - The Dubai Diaries. We had a little celebration at a tepanyaki restaurant in Sydney (here I am amongst the salty aftermath), and then I had a book launch because it's not every day you get a book published. We even had champagne, ooh er. Last night I received the news that it's been nominated in the Australian Book Industry Awards for International Success of the Year, which is exciting....Read More

Think before you thieve…

In the UK, "Thieves Will Be Prosecuted", and "Stealing Will Result In A $100,000,000,000 Fine". Let's face it, people DO need telling. Rules are broken so often in my own fair land these days, with absolutely no consequences, that I'm not entirely sure people know the difference between right and wrong anymore. Here in Ubud, Bali, though. Well... who needs to be threatened with a fine to thwart an action one might grow to regret? A simple reminder that the...Read More

My first video review!

My friend 'Stacey' sent me this link, which must have slipped my radar, seeing as I'm being one of those travelling people at the moment (seriously, you can hardly see my arms for the handmade bracelets). It's my very first video book review, I think, by a lovely New Zealander called Sarah Gumbley. Thankfully she liked it and wrote it up on her blog, too! How cute is this... awww, thanks Sarah! More blogging to come... if I can lift...Read More

Burqalicious in Bali…

Huge thanks to my friend Trevor here, who made a fabulous host at the Burqalicious - The Dubai Diaries Q&A night in Ubud last week. And yes, it was last week, in case you were thinking this photo has a 1978 sort of quality to it. Not sure what happened there... my dress wasn't even blue, but hey, it only goes to show how much we had to put up with before the world went digital. If you're heading to...Read More

Burqalicious is number 2 in Apple iBookstore chart…

Just got this lovely piece of news, which is very cool. Burqalicious - The Dubai Diaries is number two in the Apple iBookstore charts! YAY! But wouldn't it be awesome to get it to number one?! OK ya'll, if you haven't bought this book yet, now's the time to download it for the measly price of just 99c. Yes, that is LESS THAN A DOLLAR to read the nitty gritty life-changing events that took me over two years to write down....Read More


So next Spring my book will be published in North America and Canada, thanks to a lovely little publisher’s called Skyhorse. How cute is that name? It reminds me of galloping ponies in the clouds, maybe even unicorns and Care Bears. I like it a lot. It wouldn’t be the same if it was called SkyTiger would it? That would just sound like a cheap airline. Or SkyRacoon, or SkyMillipede,… ugh. I think they picked the right name. Apparently I...Read More