Fairies Welcome

We’ve just returned from a joyful week in the mountains.

Josephine Pennicott working on the first draft of Currawong Manor

I caught up with old friends over pots of tea and marshmallow hot chocolates. Filled a notebook with ideas and inspirations from the great muse the bush.

Walked for hours marvelling over the Autumn colours and inhaling the  joyful scent of the bush soaked after heavy rain falls.


I finished the first draft of Currawong Manor and got ideas for at least seven more books. The bush is always generous to me with ideas…

No television, no internet just some excellent books and our imaginations.

And the mountain fairies were of course all welcome.

6 Responses

  1. Wendy April 23, 2012 / 2:25 pm

    Such an inspiring post! I read Poet’s Cottage last week and just adored it! So exciting to know you have other books on the way. xx

    • josephinetalepeddler April 24, 2012 / 11:25 am

      Dear Wendy, thank you so much for your support and I’m so pleased you enjoyed Poet’s Cottage. Well, the first draft is done and so that’s a start. If you liked Poet’s Cottage you should love my next mystery. Take Care and thanks for your visit. xx

  2. jen storer April 24, 2012 / 4:34 am

    How divine. I feel revived just reading about your little break. and your lovely muse! Poets Cottage is so fabulously wonderful, it is doing the rounds of my writerly friends, everyone loving it! I must say a do LOVE Pearl IMMENSELY. xx

    • josephinetalepeddler April 24, 2012 / 11:28 am

      Dear Jen, you make me smile. Thank you for spreading the good vibes of Poet’s Cottage. Pearl is a funny character, isn’t she? People seem to either love or hate her. She was always so sassy and fun for me to write and by god – she was very insistent that things had to be done her way when I was writing. I could really smell her cigarettes and her perfume when she was in the shed with me. I miss Pearl. xx

  3. introvertedwriter May 6, 2012 / 7:37 am

    I love these pictures. We are heading up the mountains in june and I hope it is just as inspiring as you’re made your own visit.

    • josephinetalepeddler May 6, 2012 / 8:52 am

      Hello, June will be perfect in the mountains. I love being up there at all the different seasons (except for the bushfire season). I’m hoping to have another writing retreat up there again in winter. I really miss very cold winters. I have so many happy memories of snow in Tasmania. Thanks for your visit. xx

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