Meet Alex Adsett – my new agent!

I am thrilled to announce that Australian agent, Alex Adsett, has agreed to represent me and my novel Dark Moon and it’s subsequent series. It seems she is as enamoured of witches and warlocks, werewolves and shifters, magical occurances and all things paranormal fantasy romance (not to mention the things that go bump in the night) as I am. Alex … Read More

Stephen Fry and Linguicide

I happened to stumble across a program on ABC last night with the inimitable Stephen Fry. That fascinating man was looking at languages, most particularly the 6000 plus languages in the world that are ‘threatened with linguicide’. I never even knew there was a word such as ‘linguicide’, but what a fascinating word that is. And how sad to think … Read More

Inspiration – where does it come from?

I often ponder this question. Given I’m a writer it seems particularly pertinent to me. But I wonder about it in a general sense too. I often worry about if there is a finite element to it – once you’ve used up your quota of inspiration, will that be it? Or is it an endless thing – that like the … Read More

Perserverence – a word we should get to know

I’ve just read a great blog by one of my favourite bloggers, Kristen Lamb. I always get so much from her blogs, because not only does she give great advice to writers, much of what she says has great pertinance for life in general. The latest one is a case in point. Check it out here: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/doubt-fear-false-alarms-giving-birth-to-our-dreams What she says … Read More

I’ve just finished the 1st Draft of my new WIP: Healer Moon

Woo hoo. There is nothing quite so euphoric as writing the words ‘THE END’ at the end of a novel. There is also nothing quite so sad, or terrifying. Sad, because I will never again take that same, unknown journey of discovery with those characters, and terrifying, because now I know I’ve got to delve back in and redraft, cutting … Read More

It’s my opinion – and that’s okay

Wow. I must have missed some amazing explosion on social media about SHIELD and various other things while I was writing my own take on the show (and oops – I think I spelled Whedon incorrectly – bad me!) But as usual, Chuck fills in my lack of social media prowess so that I at least know there was a … Read More

Slimefest B’day Weekend for my Son

I’m back from my Slimefest weekend with my boys, my sister and her son for my youngest one’s 8th b’day. He loves Big Time Rush – the Nickelodeon show that’s like a modern day The Monkeys; lots of fun and cute boys and girls, silliness and good, catchy tunes. I actually enjoy watching them with the boys and they were … Read More

Special Guest Blogger – Renee Novelle – and a free giveaway of her new book

Today on my blog I have special guest author, Renee Novelle. She is a multi-published journalist and is now the author of psychological and paranormal thrillers. Renee is preceded by a long line of published family members, including Pulitzer Prize nominated author and Poet Laureate of Kentucky, Jesse Stuart. As a child, Renee was already gaining recognition for several of … Read More

Guest Post at Defending the Pen.

I’m the guest blogger over on Defending the Pen today. Please go and check it out. http://www.yolandarenee.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/killing-me-softly.html      

Why Entering Contests Could Help You

I have recently become the Contest Co-Ordinator for Romance Writers of Australia and I’ve had many people ask me what’s so important about entering contests in the journey of a writer. I get the reticence, particularly from writers who are working by themselves and haven’t had much experience with getting their work critiqued by a critique partner or don’t belong … Read More