Melbourne Writers Festival, Davitt Awards and Ruby Finalist – a big week

This week has been a big one for me in regards to announcements. I’ve already written a post about Moon Bound, Book 2 in the Pack Bound Series, being in the finals of the RUBY Awards – woohoo! There is a full list of RUBY finalists here in Ebony McKenna’s Ruby Read-a-long: http://ebonymckenna.weebly.com/latest-news-from-ebs Or here at Romance.com.au, fast becoming the … Read More

RUBY Finalist

It is with great pleasure that I can finally announce that Moon Bound, Book 2 in the Pack Bound Series, is a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia’s RUBY Award – the premier award in Australia for published books in the romance genre. I loved writing Bron and River’s story and am so glad that it has struck such … 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Letter to my unpublished self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 It is part of a feature of guest blogs she’s doing titled, ‘Letter to My Unpublished Self’.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

Grit – why writers need it

Just recently, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I write, why I write, where I get inspiration from, and how it is I can keep going when the obvious rewards (publishing, money) are so minimal and rejection is so rife. All good questions and I’m not going to answer all of them here as I’d go on … Read More

Guest Blogger: Sasha Cottman and ‘An Unsuitable Match’

I’ve been incomunicado lately, what with end of term stuff, school holidays, and family issues, but we’re back in business tonight with the gorgeous and talented Sasha Cottman as she talks to us about her new novel, ‘An Unsuitable Match’. Sasha’s debut novel, ‘Letter from a Rake’ won her huge raves and most recently was one of the finalists in … Read More

Writers need a tribe: Part 2

Earlier on this week, I wrote about the importance of having a tribe when you do something crazy like, ah…I don’t know…write. I wasn’t planning on writing anymore about it, but something happened this week to a friend of mine that just backs this up and I thought I’d share. It’s important to share. Without sharing, it’s even easier to … Read More

If you’re going to be a writer, you need a tribe

  Every year I hang out for August for 2 reasons: 1) It is the time of the year we usually take a few days to go skiing with my family and 2) It is the RWAustralia conference. As a writer, I look forward to the RWA conference every year – it is a place to hang with other people … Read More

Guest blog with Nicole Murphy

Today it’s my pleasure to do a blog swap with fellow RWA author and paranormal romance lover, Nicole Murphy. While she is multi-published, I thought it would be interesting to hear a little about her call story with a twist. Take it away, Nicole. My call story – I never got a phone call. Whenever I read other people’s call … Read More

Guest Post with Erica Hayes

I’m very excited to have Erica Hayes on my blog today. I met Erica through Romance Writers of Australia and have been working with her as a fellow contest manager for a few years now. She is one super switched on chick with a sassy sense of humour and a massive talent. She won the premier award the RWA has … Read More

Guest Blog with Daniel De Lorne

I’m excited to have Daniel De Lorne on my blog today. I’ve recently got to know Daniel (we’re on the Romance Writers of Australia committee together) and I can tell you, this is one lovely guy. So when I found out he was releasing his first book, I jumped at the chance to feature him and his novel, ‘Beckoning Blood’ … Read More