I just pressed ‘send’ on Healer Moon

I’m all nervous and fluttery. I’ve just done that hugely difficult thing – pressed ‘send’ to my editors and agent on the novel I’ve been working on for the past year. Blood sweat and tears (both mine and my fabulous critique group – thanks especially to Marnie, my Beta reader on this one) has gone into writing and redrafting and … Read More

My Favourite Guest Posts for Dark Moon Pt 1

The last few months have been a bit of a blur in regards to all the guest posts I’ve written for Dark Moon. It’s been fun looking at my novel and characters in different ways and answering a whole heap of questions about my process and where my ideas come from, but they are all a bit of a scramble … Read More

Migraine City – when family is my salvation

I’m not sure how many of you out there are migraine sufferers, but I can tell you, it’s a horrifying thing I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy or arch nemesis. Not that I have a worst enemy or arch nemesis, given I’m not a superhero or X-man or live in a fantasy or sci-fi show or book! My life … Read More

Great Reveiw for Killing Me Softly

There is a really great review for Killing Me Softly on All Night Books today. 🙂  It is also on Amazon. And not only that, I’ve just discovered some other great reviews for it on GoodReads by Georgina Penney and R.E Mullins – both published authors themselves. A first book by a new author doesn’t always get a fair shake … Read More

Story and Character Arcs – courtesy of Kristen Lamb

This isn’t normally a post day for me, but I just read this blog post by Kristen Lamb and had to share it with you: Everybody Arcs – How to Use Emotional Growth to Propel the Story and Capture the Reader I just love the way Kristen explains things. I find her take very inspirational and it’s certainly helped me … Read More

Reviews – the good, the bad and the ugly

I’ve been reading a lot about the virtues of reviews lately. Do they matter? Do people take any notice of them? Do they make people buy your books? Should writers read them? Should writers write them? How do you deal with the trauma of them? I’m actually not sure what the answer is to this. I’m not even sure whether … Read More

My Author Profile is on Darksiders Downunder!

My silly mug is appearing on another site and despite never liking photos of myself, I’m pretty happy about this one – it’s my Author Profile with my two books, Dark Moon and Killing Me Softly, underneath on Darksiders Downunder Darksiders Downunder is a site that allows lovers of fantasy and paranormal fiction to meet their favourite authors, meet new … Read More

Sidekicks and Secondary Characters are Winners too.

I’ve just been over on Mary Costello’s blog where Mary allowed me to prattle on about a subject that isn’t much written about. (http://marycostelloauthor.wordpress.com) I was talking about sidekicks and secondary characters and why I think they are winners too and I thought I’d share it here too. HOORAY FOR SIDEKICKS – an ode to the secondary characters I love. … Read More

Writing and motherhood – Guest Blog with Destiny Romance

I’m talking today on the Destiny Romance blog about how I handle writing and motherhood and why I do it. So many people ask me how I manage to fit it all in and why I would do such a hellish thing. How on earth did I manage to write my first novel, Killing Me Softly, let alone a second … Read More

Reflections

It’s true what they say – what a difference a day makes. Except, I’d change that to say, What a difference a year makes. I’ve read a bunch of blogs reflecting on the last year: reflecting on what they’d learned; looking at whether predictions they’d made about themselves, friends, family, their aspirations, their jobs, the world in general had come … Read More