A New Contract – Harlequin Escape buys the Witch-Were Chronicles

I haven’t posted for a long time, and one of the reasons is after advice from my brilliant agent, Alex Adsett, I became a bit of a writing hermit (when I wasn’t doing family stuff, working or doing presidential things for Romance Writers of Australia!) and was concentrating on finishing the Witch-Were Chronicles so we could go out with them and try to … 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

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

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

I’m a guest on SE Gilchrist’s Blog

I’m a guest over at SE Gilchrist‘s Blog where I talk Trick or Treating, Halloween mythology and why I set Dark Moon’s climax on All Hallow’s Eve/Samhain. I’d love you to visit and leave a comment.

Halloween, make up and make believe

    Last week I had Carla Caruso on discussing the superstitions around Halloween, which I thought was fascinating. I always love learning about things like that, the origins of belief and how they have come into being. I always try to weave a little bit of this into the make-believe worlds in my novels, because I think it adds … 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

Magic Thursday on DSDU – the magic of creativity

I’m over on Darkside Downunder today featured in their Magic Thursday blog talking about what I love about being creative and how it works for me in my writing and acting and how that affected how Dark Moon became a Paranormal Romance. I’d love you to visit and comment and let me know what in your life is magic for … 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.  

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