About the Author

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Linked in Profile June Perkins

June Perkins (aka gumbootspearlz) tells stories through blogging, interview, video and photography.

Her writing has been described as heartfelt, having a strong sense of place and a musical/ poetic tone.

She seriously began her poetry trek at the Tasmanian poetry festival at the age of fifteen and was touched to be invited back there to perform her poetry at that same festival ten years later.  She is listed in the Austlit database.

The highlight of her blogging career so far has been guest blogging for ABC Open for 6 months on cyclone Yasi recovery in the Cassowary Coast.  You can find her featured in the Aftermath Project.  She was an ABC Open contributor, in all genres and sometimes pops back to do a guest post.

She began photography in 2005, but was especially inspired by moving to North Queensland to pursue it more seriously.  The highlight of her photography efforts so far has been a recent highly commended photograph of caterpillars in a  competition to promote biodiversity and eradicate Stamp Ants, and the acceptance of several works to an anthology of Queensland Writing.  In 2013 she exhibited with Sophie Sam and Lima Robinson, on the theme of ‘Without Words’, using photography to convey ideas about heritage, solace of nature, and culture.  This exhibition was held at Malanbarra Midja Women’s Health and Housing.

During 2012 she undertook some video and photography assignments for the Queensland Music Festival, Far North Queensland Volunteers, and a local dance instructor.

September 2012- March 2013 she worked as an editor and moderator on ABC Open’s 500 Words project.

June has both photography and writing featured in several Queensland Anthologies.

In November 2013 she published After Yasi, finding the Smile Within.

She creates works focused on peace, equality of men and women, people’s passion for art and life, and other concepts close to her heart, believing we can express our values in art in a way that is not didactic but attractive to the human heart.

She has just relocated to Brisbane and is adapting to city life.

You can contact her via this facebook public page or leave a message here and she will get back to you.  

She has recently joined the photography team at nineteen months and begun posting biographies to Baha’i Chronicles.  Her first posting is on Fred Murray.

She is self publishing a book of her published and some unpublished work very soon so watch this space.  She is working on books for children and young adult readers.

27 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Just wanted to thank you for visting and liking my recent post ‘Word a Week Challenge entry – Clouds’ – your support is appreciated. You have some beautiful work here, and I look forward to exploring it more.


  2. Thanks, I love the photo challenges, and hope when I get a bit more time to participate more in them, but so busy at the moment! I loved some of the responses. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment, always appreciated.


  3. Thanks for showing interest in what I put out too. I sincerely hope you continue to find my works entertaining & pleasurable. Be safe.


  4. I love how blogging connects people all over the world, and enables us to find out about places, cultures and thoughtful caring souls.


  5. Nice reading about you

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.


  6. June, I’m very touched by your blog and your beauty shines through everything that you do. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I cherish your visits. Blessings to you, your family and your community. Michele


  7. Just began making short documentaries about a year and a half ago, and learning from ABC Open producers and mentors as I go. Are you on Vimeo?


  8. June, congratulations and I wish you every success on your filmmaking path. Yes I have examples of my films on Vimeo, YouTube and IMDB. Please let me know if you want me to send you direct links to my work. Peace and blessings, Michele


  9. Thanks very much reading the “Introduction” to “Gotta Find A Home”. I am honoured by your comment. You have a very illustrious career. I am now following you and will check out your other blogs.



  10. Hi June, Thank you for following my photography blog, Jane’s Lens. I hope you are inspired. Your blog is fascinating and I look forward to reading more.


  11. June, John Etheridge here, from Book of Pain and Book of Bokeh. Several things:

    1) Your Baha photo/quote combo for NineteenMonths.com …stunning! The golds, the sun, the new Day …wow!

    2) Are you on Facebook? I’d like to send you a Friend request.

    3) Are you a member of the NineteenMonths group on Facebook? I’d like to get that spot active as a place for us NineteenMonths.com contributors to gather and discuss photography and ways to put photography to use for the Faith.

    4) I just realized that what you really need to suck up all that spare time you have (beyond your artistic pursuits, of course) is another blog or two to keep you occupied and to confuse my little brain that much more. Start working on that, soon, huh?! 🙂 (Just joking of course…I am in awe of your talent and your drive!)

    etheridge @ inforesolution.com

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Hi John 😉 yes, send a friend request – thanks yes, that was an inspiring location for sunsets, lived there for two years, and got up many a morning looking for spun gold. I am in the nineteen months facebook page but not group – . Some of the my blogs are acrchived now, like books I think whilst Pearlz Dreaming ever remains the home base.

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  13. June, the links you sent were not to your individual account. I could like them but not send you a friend request… unless I was messaging up somehow…


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