Latest News


Coming soon…Glasshouse Mountains and Agnes Water/1770. 


Rainbow Beach

My first travel article/blog is up!! Next to be completed are Woodgate and Glasshouse Mountains. Hoping this is one of many!! Enjoy!

June 6th 2021

June 2021

Bruce Book Blog


Head onto the links page where you will find out how I entered and won short story competition. 

June 5th 2021

Purchase links are starting to go up online for “My Adventures with Bruce”.

I have posted Australia (this is ready for pre-ordering now).

I have also posted UK and US links. They are coming online soon so keep an eye on this page. As I have more news, I will post it!! 

Purchase links

June 4th 2021

How its going

“How its going” page has been put in place to give an update on how Madhatterpress is doing! About me is now “How it started” and “How its going”


Resume has been updated to reflect publication date of latest book. 

June newsletter

Link in place on newsletter page for Junes newsletter 

May 29th 2021

My Adventures with Bruce is being released on 30 June! 

As soon as I have the purchase links, I will post them for you. I will be sending out some signed copies again but who will get one??? Surprise time! 

May 22nd 2021

Lots to tell you! 

Most importantly: “My adventures with Bruce” has been formally signed off as complete and next stop…..printers!!!! 

Home page of the site has been tweaked a little to add some colour and something that has found its way to being an unofficial trademark!

“Ramblings” and “Bruce” pages have been tweaked slightly also. 

Travel Blogs have been started. They haven’t made it onto the site yet, my first one is in its draft stage on the laptop. 

Junes newsletter is in progress ready for those who subscribe.

Custom poetry is also something I love to do. This has been done now for two friends and family after the birth of their children. 

Finally….Mays personal blog entry for this week will be going up today!


As always, thank you for your kind comments and support. If you have any questions or if you want to chat to me about some writing/poetry that you would like completed, please get intouvch via the contact form!

May 16th 2021

May 2021

Madhatter in Wanderland

Please check out the latest entry to the May blog today! 

Also Madhatterpress (and her Dad!) have been chatting about travel blogs 

May 9th 2021

This month has been exciting for madhatterpress, as I was asked to assist in the writing of a speech to be delivered at a Mother’s Day service in Adelaide. Please see the link below.

Hit play and  scroll through to see Rebecca Wilson delivering the speech  

Mother’s Day speech


Mays newsletter is also out on the newsletter page. 

May 2nd 2021

I have written a special poem entitled “My Mum”. I was gifted memories from those who knew her, to include in the piece. 

My mum

May 2nd 2021

Ramblings book blog

Bruce Book Blog

May 2021

Stiff Washing  

I`m dreaming of….. 

Christmas Tins

Stiff Washing, Christmas Tins  and I`m dreaming of…were inspired from a written story from someone special    

April 16th 2021


Resume updated to include new information and current projects that I am working on.  

October Hill spring edition

Scroll through on the index and you will locate the page it is on! It is also here in Poetry 2020/People

April 3rd 2021

April 2021

March 31st 2021

To round off March, there is a bumper stack of news for you. 

– Newsletters coming in April!!

– Audiovisual poetry now in with other poetry.

– 2021 poetry separated by month when written. 

Here are the links to a batch of new poems. 

Unlikely couple

Met Before

Matter before me

The Marine

Hurt me


March 30th 2021

March 2021

March 14th 2021

March 2021

Is it?


March 1st 2021

Tribute to Mum 

A poem by Jo: My mum – written on 24.2.2021

A poem by Mum: Barry

A poem by Mum: Joanne

A Poem by Mum: Lee

Photo Memories

Carol Beckham  – this is the 2020 interview that I completed. Carol, in her words. 

February 21st 2021

February 2021

8th February 2021

Hannah Peckham interview

29th January 2021



Two new poems completed and Resume/About me updated. 


About me

17th January 2021


 11th January 2021

Secret life of me

There is also a new button next to my social media links at the bottom of all pages. This will take you directly to my author website on the publishers page. Please feel free to click and take a look.    

Authors website from publishers.  


22nd December 2020

As we move towards the final week of December, please allow me to share these items. 

December 2020

Bruce Book Blog

Eleven Thousand hours

16th December 2020

Audio visual poetry is a delightful way to view a photographers images while hearing a writers work. When a photographer is in your immediate family and you, yourself, love to write…’s a recipe for success. 
Here is the latest audio visual show. 
Motorway service station

The link below will bring you to a custom poem written for someone special on the eve of her 70th birthday  

Mum, wife, you

10th December 2020

Let’s go.

2nd December 2020.

Hoopla bags

November 2020

24th November 2020.

Article in place discussing Australia and the little idiosyncrasies that you may encounter!

Welcome to Australia

Another new piece for today. “Broken Heart” poem. This was one of those “came to me at midnight, Scribble it down quick poems”

Broken Heart

17th November 2020. 

The latest interview is up and ready for reading!

Carol Beckham

16th November 2020. 

New work out for you to see.

Dinner Party

Dinner party was written by Carol Beckham (aka Mum!)

“Ramblings” Press

Ramblings book blog

November 2020

“Ramblings” book Reviews

There is also a brand new interview coming soon! Surprise subject!!

10th November 2020.

“Ramblings” book Reviews

Ramblings of a forty something widow is out there in the world and reviews are starting to come in, If you have purchased a copy, it would be lovely to see reviews posted from your place of purchase. If you were lucky enough to be sent one, please feel free to send me a review directly. Thank you to all those who have already done this!

I am also starting a book blog for each of my books. I will share where inspiration comes from for my poems as well as the cover for the book. You might get a sneak peak here and there of something from the book. I will let you know how I chose what went in the book and what didn’t. 

I will be continuing on with interviews too. Im working hard to try and secure some interview subjects.

26th October 2020

Last blog post for October in place. 

New poem out – Every Day

New section added to book pages. 

About this poetry book

I will also be adding reviews to the following page. Please feel free to send me your thoughts and comments on the book.

Poetry book Comments and Reviews

11th October 2020

Ramblings of a forty something widow is now available for purchase on pre-order. 

“Ramblings” poetry book purchase links

New poem available today.

Forget-Me-Not sky

7th October 2020

The cover for my children`s book “My Adventures with Bruce” has been released.

Check it out on the home page!

I also have a new interview. Aidan was a finalist on Britains got Talent 2020.

Aidan Mccann – magician

The latest blog entry just released also. 

October 2020

2nd October 2020

New audio visual poetry online. This one was written by Barry Beckham.

Seeing the Invisible

1st October 2020

New work for you to see!

Araminta Hall – Author

October 2020

Reflection of a year

25th September 2020

New work out to see.

Erika Eleniak – Actress

Araminta Hall – Author– coming soon

September 2020

Title out now of upcoming Childrens book: “My Adventures with Bruce”

19th September 2020

New work out there for you all to see. 

Book review. The Unwelcome Visitor

TV review. Away with Hilary swank

New blog entry

Coming soon –  interview with UK author  Araminta Hall

18th September 2020

Release date for

‘Ramblings of a Forty Something Widow”

October 30

13th September 2020

Book review completed on the raw and honest memoir of Brisbane Broncos player, Darius Boyd. 

Book Review – Darius Boyd

BurnBella Designs Interview completed.

BurnBella Designs

New section included: Poetry from others.

Carol Beckham

9th September 2020

Coming soon…Actress Erika Eleniak interview.

NEW: Audio visual Poetry

3rd September 2020

New work in place.

Old Movies and Choices

The year of Firsts

September blog

22nd August 2020.

New poem in place today

The Sun danced – new poem

New blog entry in place for August.

16th August 2020

New interview article online today. Charlie Walker is 26 and running his own business. Click the link below to read how he did it!

Charlie Walker Interview

3rd August: Interview Articles added

What do two businesses and a photographer have in common? I interviewed all three! Check out the results of those interviews!

Sleepy Jo

Barry Beckham

Jessica Tabone

Two new articles also.

Becoming a new writer.

The Quilt

12 June: New article

Bathroom Falls and the elderly