Horse Riding Trek – Part 3 (Day 3)

We woke up on our third day to mist over the Howqua and the air clearer than it had been for days. It hadn’t been as cold during the night as it was up near Craig’s Hut and we’d actually managed to get a reasonable night’s sleep. The back burning smoke had blown over to the other side of the … Read More

Horse Riding Trek – Part 2 (Day 2)

So, I left off at the end of day 1 last time, so I’ll pick up from there… On with the story… We stayed the first night just below Craig’s Hut. It was really cold – the first true cold we’d experienced all year. I’d taken my son’s new sleeping bag, but hadn’t realised how narrow it was and underneath … Read More

Horse Riding Mountain Trek – reliving childhood joys – Part 1

Last year, my sister came to me with an idea to do something a bit different and challenging every year together. Part of the reason for this was because we practically used to live in each other’s pockets (terrible sibling rivalry when we were growing up was transformed into a true friendship when she came to work with me in … Read More

Why I love series

I love series, whether in book form or on TV or at the movies. I love when there are characters to follow and a story arc that encompasses episodes or books that requires me to remember events and references from former episodes/books to help give depth and greater understanding of what’s going on. I love the cleverness of the writing … Read More

Wedding Anniversary and Guest Blogger on AusRom Today

It’s been a bit of a big weekend for me. Yesterday, after having many things over the holidays upset my writing schedule, I actually managed to finish the final draft of Blood Moon – hooray! I thought I wasn’t going to get it done before the end of January. But I got some time yesterday and just went to it … Read More

Sensible Dreams

I am reading a lot of posts at the moment on various loops with people setting themselves goals for the year. It’s the time of the year when people do set their goals for all sorts of things, which is all very good. I think goal setting is essential to long term success, as long as you are sensible about … Read More

Into The Woods – Fairytale inspiration

I love musicals – what’s not to love – dramatic stories told to music, characters breaking into song to express deep thought and emotion. And I love fairy tales – the dark ones, the Disney light ones, the reworked ones (I’ve just watched seasons 1-3 of Once Upon a Time and enjoyed the episode of The Librarians where the fairy … Read More

Meet the Character Blog Hop – introducing River Collins in Healer Moon

I have been invited by the fabulous Jennifer St George to participate in the Meet the Character Blog Hop. You can read about her chosen character, the fabulous, sexy and mysterious Nicolo Capitini in Tempted by the Billionaire Tycoon here. Jennifer writes sexy romances set in exotic locations and is one of the rising stars of Destiny Romance. The rules … Read More

Some questions on writing

I was thrilled to be asked this week by a group of highschool students about my writing process and how I do what I do. After answering the questions, I thought they were actually quite interesting – mostly focused around how I start, how I continue and how I end (questions writers try to answer for themselves all the time). … Read More

Sharing my inspiration with Darksiders Downunder

I’m over on Darksider Downunder talking about my latest novel, Dark Moon, my inspiration to write and how I get started with my books. I’d love for you to come and visit. http://darksidedownunder.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/enchanted-orb-with-leisl-leighton.html Comments are always welcome too. I’d love to hear about what inspires you to do what you love to do and how you always get started.