Can You Think of a Title for My New Book?

Can You Think of a Title for My New Book?

The front garden view from my writing room

I’m just about to send the first few chapters of my latest non-fiction book to my agent who loved the earlier draft. All I need is a title. If you can think of one, I’d sure appreciate hearing from you.
Just drop a line via the contact page of my website: www.michelegierck.com.au

About the manuscript

It’s a post-injury come-back tale in which the bush, the ocean, a bloke (a fellow) and travel all play their part.

Here’s the pitch.
When Michele, a broken down sojourner (kind of Liz Gilbertish), meets Mac, a dedicated river scientist (think a young David Attenborough), she is drawn into his orbit, the gravity of which propels her onto an uncharted trajectory.

If you’d like to know more about this book, including the title that we choose or publication date, just sign up to the newsletter on my website. (www.michelegierck.com.au)

Image and text copyright Michele Gierck

Travel Writing

MalabarViewOfMtGower&Walker01-15-2014

Sometimes places are so amazing, writing about them is a must. Here’s the link to a travel piece I scribed on Lord Howe Island which appeared in Australian newspapers.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/travel/australia/immerse-yourself-in-lord-howe-islands-tropical-beauty/story-fnjjuyvd-1226888086987

Keep in mind that no matter how wonderful Lord Howe Island sounds, whether you are into nature, relaxing, natural beauty, peaceful environments, bush walking, snorkelling, coral reefs, swimming with fine friendly fish (and even Galapagos sharks), it’s much better being there!

Photos and text copyright Michele Gierck

To find out what else inspire Michele, apart from Lord Howe Island, visit her other blog:

www.michelemuses.wordpress.com

 

 

Pursuing An Idea

Pursuing An Idea

BabyTern&MumOnBeachCreativity is a fascinating process. Critical to it, and I’m speaking from a writer’s perspective, is the capacity and determination to pursue an idea – be it fashionable or not.

And to believe in it. Relentlessly.

It was like that with my first book, published in 2006. And so it is with the current two!

 

 

 

 

Image: Baby and Mother Tern, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Text and Image copyright Michele Gierck

www.michelegierck.com.au

 

A Piece of Paradise

A Piece of Paradise

MalabarViewOfMtGower&Walker01-15-2014Paradise for me is naturally spectacular, ringed by coral reef teeming with hundreds of fish species, with mountains at its southern tip. It’s Lord Howe Island.

What an inspiring place. In fact, I was so impressed that I’ve just penned a travel piece about it. Not sure when it will appear in Australian newspapers.

Photo: Lord Howe Island from Malabar Hill
Text and image copyright Michele Gierck

Inspiration

Inspiration

Maguk, Kakadu National ParkInspiration must be one of the most precious, unpurchasable gifts of life. And I’ve been lapping it up as I work on my children’s book about two beautiful fish who embark on a wild adventure. These days , it seems as if much of my inspiration is drawn from nature.

Photo: Maguk Walk, Kakadu National Park, Australia

Text and Image Copyright Michele Gierck

www.michelegierck.com.au

 

 

Stories

Stories are a precious gift. And good ones are long remembered. Sometimes simply slowing down, being present, and listening, we unearth amazing stories. And nowhere is this more apparent than being out in the wilds of the world.

Photo: The Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Photo and Text: © Michele Gierck