Guest Blog with Katie Hamstead, author of controversial novel, Branded

This seems to be the week of hosting other authors on my blog – but that’s okay. It’s fun and interesting to meet new people and hear about their world and about the thing that makes them part of my bigger family – the family of those of us who write. Today, I have Katie Hamstead’s here to tell us … 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

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

Guest Post for Killing Me Softly with Charissa Stastny

Today I have a guest post on Charissa Stastny’s blog, Joy in the Moments. Check it out here if you’ve got a moment. http://joyinthemoments.wordpress.com/2013/10/22/leisl-leightons-book-launch Charissa is a lovely author I met through another website. She lives all the way over the other side of the world (Las Vegas, Nevada), and has never pulled a slot machine in her life, just … 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      

Destiny said yes to Dark Moon.

I’ve had some lovely news that I’ve been sitting on for a few weeks, but now I feel free to tell the world – Dark Moon is going to be published by Destiny. I’m so excited. It was a nail biting time waiting to hear back from them (the usual worries of would they like it were added to by … Read More

Guest Blog on Friday Feast – chance to win a copy of Killing Me Softly

Check out my guest blog on the fabulous and talented Cathryn Hein’s Friday Feast blog today. http://cathrynhein.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/friday-feast-with-leisl-leighton/ I talk about my love for winter and soup. There’s a recipe for my favourite minestrone soup, some of which I’m taking skiing next week when me and the fam go up to Mt Buller – snow is up to 1mtr; YAY! There … 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