Entries by Bernice Barry

A little empathy

With writing on hold now for a few weeks and time for other things, I’ve been thinking even more than usual about the way each moment leaves us poised forever between our past and our future. I suppose that fascination with time is one of the reasons I love history. I’ve spent the last year […]

Lizard on a log?

Well, that hasn’t been me over the last two months since my last blog! I haven’t been slacking but the current projects have been moving forward in fits and starts in a busy diary of events including a few overnight trips to Perth. Last week was the final booking until November so I’m back to editing […]

Never say ‘Never!’

Earlier this year I was at the Margaret River Library, talking about the latest research I’ve been doing since publication of my book about Georgiana Molloy. I closed the presentation by making the point that some things simply have to remain a mystery forever. I showed the audience a photograph taken at the JS Battye […]

Travelling, writing, reading, talking

The last month has been a time of three worlds: time in the city with travelling to and fro’ for book events in Perth, gardening days to plant and weed now the rain has returned, and being a writing hermit again whenever I can catch a day to shut myself away and work on my […]

10th May 1839 and 10th May 2012

It’s a significant date for me, this one. On this day in 1839, Georgiana Molloy arrived at her new home by the Vasse River for the first time, travelling on a donkey with her plants from Augusta wrapped in wet moss in a basket on her lap. She thought the terrain looked flat and was disappointed […]

From fact to fiction

The last few weeks have been full of new experiences and much new learning. When things slow down a bit I’ll try to collect my thoughts about all of that, especially what I’ve learned about being interviewed and how to stay calm when you’re on the phone, live, to a lot of people listening in other […]

Publication Day!

Tomorrow, March 22, is the publication date for the new Picador edition of ‘Georgiana Molloy, the Mind That Shines’. We’ll be celebrating a happy ending to more than a decade of work and a year of self-publishing but with so much going on it feels like an exciting new beginning at the same time. I’m […]

Everything changes and things move on.

With just a few copies of the 2015 self-published book left in bookshops and the new 2016 Picador edition on its way, it’s time to update the information I share about ‘Georgiana Molloy, the mind that shines’. It’s also an opportunity to create a website that can manage everything, including new writing. The design is […]

Exciting news

My first and strongest motivation in writing a book about the life of Georgiana Molloy was to share as widely as possible the full story and the true facts. Selling so many copies, so quickly, since the book was published in March was a wonderful surprise and hearing from so many readers who’ve enjoyed the […]