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

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

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

If you’re going to be a writer, you need a tribe

  Every year I hang out for August for 2 reasons: 1) It is the time of the year we usually take a few days to go skiing with my family and 2) It is the RWAustralia conference. As a writer, I look forward to the RWA conference every year – it is a place to hang with other people … Read More

Word Crimes

As a writer, I am often mystified and horrified by the way people mangle language. I receive emails from work and other places of business that are purporting to be professional and ask me to trust that they know what they are talking about, that are full of spelling, grammar and punctuation mistakes, not to mention incorrect use of words … Read More

Lovely review for Killing Me Softly

I just received this lovely email from a reader and I felt the need to share. Dear Leisl, You have done an intricate job in composing Killing Me Softly. I love how you brought those who suffered tragedy together to grow from each other’s weaknesses and unite.  Your words kept me wanting more. Wondering if Cat would ever push through, … Read More

Description: It’s harder than it looks.

I was going to write a great and insightful piece on what I love about writing descriptions, but once again the brilliant Kristen Lamb has beaten me to it and has really hit the nail on the head. I bow down in awe and wonder and freely put on my padawan hair tail once more – although, I don’t think … Read More

Guest Post on Book Babe

I’m over on Book Babe  today promoting Dark Moon and having a general chat about something I’ve not talked about much before. Tara at Book Babe asked me about how my acting influenced my writing, a question a few people have been interested in, but I’ve never been asked to write an entire blog about it. So, I began to … Read More

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