Chapter One of Behind the Blue Door – free on Amazon!

A sample of Behind the Blue Door by Meg and Angie Van der Merwe, is available on and, so before your decide to purchase the memoir, you can see whether or not you’d like to read it. If #metoo#secrets, lies, abuse and intrigue interest you, then this story

Behind the Blue Door

Cape Town mourns…

As we mourn the loss of one of UCT’s greatest assets, Professor Bongani Mayosi, my heart aches for our society. When did we stop caring about what we do and say to one another? Have we lost our filters somewhere along the way? And when someone is hurt, do we

Hamba Kahle cuz

On most days, I relish the fact that we live in a global village. I have family and friends all over the world and we keep in contact through emails, skype, social media… and it works extremely well. But when someone you love dies and you live on the other

Killing Karoline

It has been weeks since I finished reading Sara-Jayne King’s memoir, but it is still swimming around in my brain. The longer it stays there, the more my tears turn from ones of sadness to those of anger. I am quite simply enraged by what happened and the only thing

Reading leads to writing!

May is the month of book events, book festivals and a reach out to school children. It is an exciting and important time for readers and writers, new and old. This year, I’ll play a small role in the Franschoek youth week for the first time ever and I couldn’t

The Power of Love

Love has been on my mind lately. There are a number of reasons for that. Firstly, my Godson Patrick and his lovely fiancee, Lara, are soon to be married, in Bartolomeo which is very near Verona.  Romeo and Juliet spring to mind immediately and a visit to Juliet’s balcony will

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