October 30, 2014

What is Last Woman Hanged about? 


On one level, it's a story about a woman on trial for murder. It's about marriage, betrayal, justice, poverty, and arsenic. 


It's a true crime story, set in the late 19th century. 


That's on one level - but it's also about something mu...

October 28, 2014

I was lucky enough to be invited onto the Alan Jones program on 2GB on Monday to talk about Louisa Collins and Last Woman Hanged. 


Alan is a staunch supporter of the arts in Australia: song, dance, theatre and literature. 


He is also a passionate supporter of t...

October 27, 2014


The formal launch of Last Woman Hanged was held in a lovely, sandstone-walled room at the Gallipoli Club in Sydney's CBD last night, Monday 27 October 2014. 


Our host was The Sydney Institute.  We had a full house, and sold every book. 


Louisa's story h...

October 5, 2014

What is your new book called?


It's a question I get asked all the time at the moment, and the answer is: 'My book is called Last Woman Hanged, and it's about Louisa Collins - a plump, drunk mother of ten- who was both the first and the last woman to be hanged at Darlin...

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