The Daughters of Henry Wong

Money, power, passion and betrayal.  Fresh from Harvard, Jonathan “Wendy” Lee had the good fortune of meeting and marrying Amanda Wong, daughter of the rich and powerful Henry Wong, the most influential banker in Hong Kong. Known as an eccentric figure within the affluent clubs of Hong Kong’s high society, Wendy spends idle days impeccably[…]

Nantucket – Downtown Abbey meets Wall Street?

The wonderful Maxine McKew launched my latest novel Nantucket at Melbourne’s Hill of Content bookshop. As witty and incisive as ever, I’ve decided the book is “whatever she says” it is. She’s graciously agreed that I can republish her speech here. Downtown Abbey meets Wolf of Wall Street Good evening everyone and welcome to the world of[…]

Nantucket

My new novel Nantucket has just been launched. Described as ‘the Big Chill meets Wall Street’ it’s about a tightly wrapped investment banker who invites two billionaires — one an American engineer, the other an Indian prince — and their glamorous wives to his beach house for the weekend. His career depends on a deal that[…]

Sex: a serious subject that calls for a light touch

Talking about sex makes many people nervous. There must be some evolutionary reason for this. Writing about sex means walking in a mine-field of self-disclosure. Achieving the right tone is important. It’s a serious subject that calls for a light touch. These are my views from the Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2015. I spent twenty years[…]

On Being Surprised

I recently talked about my process for creating characters and getting words down on the page in the right style and order at the Sydney Writers Festival. While it’s important for any form of fiction, if you want to write erotic fiction, and I recommend it if you wake in the night worrying about stuff, the trick is[…]