Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:

In Maroubra for 11 years

How many children:

Two, aged 10 and 8

Favourite Park:

The Malabar Headland National Park

Favourite Beach:


Favourite kid friendly cafe:

Burgers from Feedbag on McKeon Street, Yum Cha at Golden Unicorn Maroubra Junction and Japanese at Kokoroya on Anzac Parade

Favourite Coffee Spot:

Positano’s on Maroubra Road

Favourite date night place:

Café de France in Coogee amazing food and wonderful coffee

Favourite Local Day Out Activity:

Walking the Malabar Headland with the kids such amazing views and a great way to get them out of the house and into nature

Favourite Local Shop:

Label Baguettes Maroubra for the best baguettes, croissants and Belgian waffles and Hamblins on McKeon Street for the loveliest flowers and indoor plants

Favourite wet weather location:

Bowen Library

Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs for you?

A run in the morning with my running group, then rest while reading a book. Lunch at yum cha, followed by a Malabar headland walk and a swim at Maroubra Beach.

Finally a picnic dinner (with the dog) overlooking Mahon Pool.

What area of the east have you yet to explore much but would like to?

Further south on Anzac Parade, I’d like to see more of Little Bay and explore more of the beaches around La Perouse.

Work or SAHM:

I work from home, writing novels. My third book, The Passengers, came out with Allen & Unwin in March this year.


Motherly advice:

Kids are never too old to be read to. Right now we’re working our way through J.K. Rowling (we’re up to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix).

Also if they see you reading for enjoyment, your children are more likely to pick up a book and do the same.

Special Event this Tuesday 22nd May 2018 at Harry Hartog at Westfield Bondi Junction,  an in-conversation with Susan Wyndham about The Passengers.




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