The Writer’s Hot Seat

I was tagged last week by the fabulously talented Jennifer St George and then on the same day there was another tag by another wonderful fellow RWA author, Heather Garside in this series of rolling blogs where I’m asked to talk about my writing – I feel very popular! Thanks ladies for thinking of me and including me in this … Read More

Guest Blog with S.E. Gilchrist for Star Pirate’s Justice Promotion

Today I am helping a fellow RWA member with the release of her new book, Star Pirate’s Justice. Take it away S.E. Gilchrist. Today marks the release of a brand new installment in SE Gilchrist’s bestselling erotic Sci-Fi series about a dark and delicious alien race on a desperate quest for survival — and the human women who can cure … Read More

Guest Interview with TM Clark

I’m really excited to say I have the wonderfully talented and incredibly interesting, T.M Clark as a guest on my blog tonight. T.M and I met a number of years ago when we were both part of the inaugural Romance Writers of Australia’s 5 Day Intensive workshop where we worked with multi published authors on our WIPs. It was an … Read More

Catching Up with Friends – new and old.

I’ve had a really unusual weekend for me this weekend – I’ve actually been out for dinner on Friday and out for lunch today and neither of them were with family or for a family thing. I was out with friends. It’s not that I don’t get out, but it’s not something that happens a lot and for it to … Read More

Prioritising – how do you know when enough is enough?

I’ve just read this great post on Kristen Lamb’s blog about prioritising. She uses a great a great analogy about reaping and sowing that I won’t repeat here – if you’re interested, check out the brilliance directly here: http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/author-success-the-laws-of-sowing-reaping I know for my own part I often struggle with prioritising. People think I’m so organised, but to use a swimming … Read More

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

RWA Conference – here I come!

I’m heading off to the Romance Writers of Australia annual conference tomorrow morning with my dear friend, Marnie (a talented writer from one of my writing groups who has taken this year off to write and is going to pitch pitch pitch at the conference. Lots of fingers crossed for Marnie. 🙂 I, like many other romance writers, look forward … Read More

Embrace what you love.

A writer I know, M.J Scott, had a wonderful rant yesterday about people who tell you what you should love and that what you do love is wrong – it was really quite special, you should check it out http://blog.mjscott.net/2013/08/01/on-liking-stuff Anyway, the gist of this rant was that people should be allowed to love what they love and not be … Read More

Blog Post on Lovecats Downunder – Win a free copy of Killing Me Softly

Hey everyone! I’m a guest blogger today on Lovecats Downunder, a fabulous blogsite for talking all things romance with some of Australia’s best romance authors. I’m pretty buzzed to have been asked as a guest there today. Check it out here: http://lovecatsdownunder.blogspot.com.au/2013/07/welcome-leisl-leighton-with-her-debut.html There’s also a chance to win a free copy of Killing Me Softly. 🙂