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Author and ex-creative director, Bryce Courten...

Bryce Courtenay (Photo credit: Yodel Anecdotal)

Last week, one of Australia’s great literary geniuses, Bryce Courtenay, sadly lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 79.

He was a terrific writer who had 21 books published, including his final novel, “Jack of Diamonds” which was published only weeks before his death.¬† Courtenay’s best known work was “The Power of One” and he¬†sold 20 million books in all, a truly remarkable achievement especially when you consider that he wrote his first book at the age of 55.

I recently stumbled across a small book of inspirational and thought-provoking musings written by Courtenay in 2007 called “A Recipe for Dreaming.”

It contains these words:

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