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

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

Guest Blogger at ARRA Today

Hi all, I’m the guest blogger over on the ARRA blog today, talking about my love for romance, but when romance isn’t enough for me – that’s when I need a heady dose of ‘other’ (I’m talking the third player in the story – the world, the suspense, the evil doer. All things paranormal, fantasy and beyond). Come and check … Read More

Valentine’s Day – A Romance Writer’s Perspective

It’s Valentine’s Day today. Do you know how I realised this? I was sitting exactly where I’m sitting now this morning at 6:30am, trying to wrestle my next manuscript into some kind of submission ready shape, when my husband wanders in, gives me the sweetest kiss and says, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.’ Then he got the boys ready and … 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

Inspirational Post for the Week

I am going to try a new thing. It may happen every week, it may not. It completely depends on if I’m inspired by someone else’s post enough to repost it here. And today, I’m inspired. The person who has inspired me is Kristen Lamb. Kristen often inspires me with her take on social media for writers and also her … 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