April 2, 2017 Carla Ashburn

  How I missed the biggest floodwaters ever recorded in Mullumbimby.   I woke to the statics noise of the TV. A glance at my phone confirmed that it was still early in the evening, just after nine o’clock. The regular melody of the raindrops tapping against the skylight gave me the feeling that there…

April 1, 2017 Carla Ashburn

The First Chapter Is Like Speed Dating Do you face the challenging task to write your first chapter of your exciting new romance novel? Well it’s like speed dating.   Yes, you introduce yourself with “my name is…” or “I am a …” But you never jump at the person and dump your entire life…

June 26, 2016 Carla Ashburn

    Why the butterfly?   Have you ever noticed the fleeting beauty of a butterfly as it floats by? … Many people report seeing butterflies shortly after a loved one’s death. Recently, I saw a movie in which a person died, and a butterfly ascended from the mortal shell. It touched me deeply.  …

May 14, 2015 Carla Ashburn

I am writing gripping stories of romantic dreaming set in the many places I have visited during my extensive travels. Tinted by the colourful situations I experienced during my life, my stories will take you on a journey with surprises. The undercurrent to look at deeper issues in life is a refreshing approach. For me…