Robin Cartledge


Returning to my love, Tasmania, after thirty years away, I have resumed my old practice of tripping around and rediscovering the state's history and beauty.
I have been writing and publishing my website, Dear Grandpa Pencil, since learning to use a computer in 2001, and love the process so much that I decided to write about tripping around Tasmania.
Currently in my seventies, I find the thrill of writing and the risk of putting myself out there a real game changer, adding zest to an already enjoyable life.
Dear Grandpa Pencil is a kids/family oriented, omnibus styled site, whose one-thousand plus pages cover such things as activities, rhymes and poetry, science, cooking, Australian history and much more.

Smashwords Interview

What is your writing process?
I live in a Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage built in 1882, that overlooks the mouth of the Tamar River.
There really is no process as, after doing a trip and absorbing its beauty, I simply return and dream.
How do you approach cover design?
I lived with it.
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Where to find Robin Cartledge online


The Heritage Highway: A Cheapskate's Guide To Exploring Tasmania By Car
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,000. Language: Australian English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing
The Heritage Highway e-guide concentrates on Tasmania's magnificent, historic Midlands Highway and its surrounds. Its content and live external links to the best data available make this e-guide ideal for pre-planning your trip or use on the run as an on-demand tour guide. If you are excited by the thought of exploring Tasmania, you cherish history and love to travel, it is a must read.

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accommodation    cheese    eguide    exploring    heritage    historic    tasmania    travel    whisky    wine