Sue Bagust is an author, advertising copywriter and Reiki therapist/trainer who lives in SE Queensland, Australia, with her husband, cats, dog, goldfish, frogs, a couple of noisy gekkos and a wandering peahen who answers to the name of Isis. Sue previously published two Reiki workbooks and also writes plays.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a reader, so I read anything, anytime, anywhere and rarely go anywhere without a current book , just in case I get a chance during the day to read more. Although I laugh at those memes that show people who are so caught up in their phones that they walk into poles, I am guilty of the same except my accident was in the days before mobile phones, and far more public. I walked into a stationary Melbourne tram because I was reading a book as I crossed the road.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, but I remember the first poem. I was six years old and wrote a four line jingle about the Cold War. I must have been an annoying child, no wonder my mother looked at me sideways quite often.
Fly me home is a coming of age story of the young Australians caught up in a world-wide war, and the coming of age of Australia herself. In December 1941 the bulk of Australia’s regular army were fighting for the British Empire in the Middle East when Australians at home suddenly found themselves on the front line fighting a desperate war for survival
This is my third collection of short stories, written as homework for the Pomona Writers Group in 2014 and 2015 covering topics from Barking Butterflies and Swan Uppers, to Gold Tops and Cabbies Who Knew The Way. I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I enjoyed writing them.
This Australian Animal Oracle with art by Linda Godden combines the Celtic and Aboriginal beliefs about working with nature to facilitate a smooth passage through life. Instead of telling you a conventional history of our land, we want to share our stories with you: stories of our land, our peoples and the creatures that share our land with us. We hope our stories are useful to you too.
In our post World War II consumer society we have lost a lot of traditional teachings, the knowledge of how and when and why is the best time to act to bring a chosen task to a successful completion. We forgot how to take responsibility for our health, our happiness, our lives. We forgot how to dance with the Moon’s energy. Moondance is an introduction as to how to dance with this lunar energy.
Travellers is Sue Bagust's second collection of short stories and travels down the East coast of Australia sharing a tent with a dog and a Maine Coon cat as well as learning how to co-exist with the Townsville neighbours from Hell.
This collection of short stories from Australia will have you mesmerised as you move from crocodiles to churches, from kitchens to the kindertransport of World War II. This is a compelling read with a brilliant sense of comedic timing. You have met the people here in these stories at some other time, in some other place.