Long before I started writing plays or my first novel, I wrote songs with my husband, Luke. I concentrated on writing the lyrics and left the music, singing and guitar-playing to him. You’ll find the lyrics and a short blurb for each of our songs below. Over the next few months I’ll be adding the sound files as well because what’s a song without music? If you'd like to perform any of these songs, please contact me.
We started writing Believing after the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King as a tribute to the life, achievements and lasting impact of this great man.
Our latest song is about love and longing.
This is one of our love songs - there can never be enough love songs in the world!
GIFT OF LIFE
The wonder of childbirth and the special experience of raising our children inspired us to write this song.
We wrote Goodbye Frankie not long after we moved from the city to a small acreage in the Southern Highlands of NSW.
HEART OF AUSTRALIA
Aboriginal land rights and the fight to save Kakadu inspired us to write Heart of Australia.
LIKE THE FIRST TIME
This is the first love song that Luke and I wrote together.
This song reflects on the wonder of youth and the realities of life.
SHOT IN THE NIGHT
Breaking up and starting again – something most of us have done – was the inspiration for this song.
TOO LATE FOR LOVE
This song reflects on the environmental impact we’ve had on the planet.