Release Day – Climbing Fear

I am so excited to announce that my rural romantic suspense, Climbing Fear: Book 1 in the CoalCliff Stud Series, is out today. (Imagine a drum roll, confetti, a marching band, jazz hands and anything exciting you can think of which is what’s going on in my head right now as I write this.) Climbing Fear is the 8th book … Read More

Romance, the Willy Lit Fest & High Tea

I am appearing at the Williamstown Literary Festival on a panel on Sunday 16th June from 3pm at the Croquet Club, with the amazing Ebony McKenna and E.B Tait to discuss what we can learn from the romance genre about ourselves and our culture. It’s going to be a fascinating discussion served up with High Tea and we’d love you … Read More

Another post-loss first – Helen’s Birthday weekend without her

As many know who follow this blog, my best friend of 30 years, Helen Petrou, passed away last year in August, after a brief, final fight with cancer. As anyone knows who has gone through a significant loss, the year following a loved one’s death is full of horrible firsts, firsts that bring their own fresh round of welling sadness … Read More

Dangerous Echoes and GOT

As everyone knows, the final season of GOT is here and everyone is talking about it or trying to avoid the talking about it because they’re yet to watch the latest offering. Exciting, nail biting and trying times all wrapped into one. No need to worry, you won’t find any spoilers here. via GIPHY Alongside everyone else, I have thoroughly … Read More

Letter to my unpublished self

A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for a guest blog piece on Monique Mulligan’s blog. It is part of a feature of guest blogs she’s doing titled, ‘Letter to My Unpublished Self’. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory what it is supposed to be about. I wrote a lovely letter and then had to shorten it up somewhat for … Read More

Guest Blog: S M Spencer and Taking a Chance

Today I have author, S.M Spencer as a guest blogger to answer my ten burning questions and tell us a little about her new release, Taking A Chance. LL: Hi Sandy. Thanks for being a guest on my blog. It’s really exciting to have you here for the first time to celebrate your new release: Taking a Chance. Can you … Read More

Guest Blog: Narrelle M. Harris and Grounded

I am pleased to have Narrelle Harris on the blog today to talk about her new release, Grounded and to share with us how she went about building a world with wings. Take it away, Narrelle. World building with Wings and a Chair Thanks Leisl. It’s great to be here to share my new release, Grounded and talk about world … Read More

Guest Blogger – Liv Arnold and Law & Disorder

I’ve got a new guest blogger with us today, Liv Arnold, whose new novel, Law & Disorder, is out now. I met Liv online through RWA and it’s always such a pleasure to have fellow RWA members on my blog. Liv has agreed to answer my 10 getting-to-know-you questions. Thanks for being a guest on my blog. It’s really exciting … Read More

Grief is a strange thing

As many of you probably know, my best friend passed away last year in August after a short final fight with cancer. It was Helen’s fourth bought of cancer and she’d always said to me after the third bought that if she got it again she was certain that would be it for her. So, when she got the diagnosis … Read More