Love Gone Wild

This weekend I will be at Romance Writers of Australia’s Love Gone Wild conference in Brisbane. It’s going to be a different experience for me than usual, as this year I’ll be there as President of RWA. What that means is I have to give a lot of speeches, though I’ve done my best to keep them short. I feel …

Research Trip – Talking to Professionals

Then my interview with the local fire and rescue captain was fascinating and quite different from the chat I had with someone from the bush fire brigade in January. You see fire and rescue do structural fires and vehicle crashes more than bush fires, and I’d decided Mai was going to be on the fire and rescue team. The captain …

The Blackbridge Series

I’ve been working on my new series all year and I’ve realised I made one significant mistake. I didn’t set myself any deadlines. I see this as the main reason why I haven’t published at least the first book of the series by now. I had no date to stick to, so I’ve been doing a bunch of other things …

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US Bookbub Results

I had a lot of interest in the last post I did regarding advertising ROI and so I thought I’d do another post regarding my US Bookbub in June. For those of you who don’t know, Bookbub is a newsletter which alerts subscribers to discounted books. As an author I can apply to have my discounted book on there and …

Ladies’ Handbook

Last weekend I had the sad task of helping to clean out my Nanna’s house. She died in March and all of her possessions needed to be divided amongst family, sold or given to charity. I went through her books and she mostly had recent novels by her favourite authors, plus a bunch of biographies, but I did find a …

Anne of Green Gables

I first read Anne of Green Gables in primary school and I remembered being enamoured with her, loving her imagination and her zest for life. Then a few years back, when I bought my first Kobo, it was loaded with classic books, including the wonderful Anne of Green Gables. I was curious to see if my memory was accurate about …

High Intensity Interval Training

This month I decided I really needed to increase the amount of exercise I do. As a writer, I spend most of my time sitting in front of the computer and there’s not a lot of incidental exercise as my house is small so walking into the kitchen to make a cup of tea doesn’t add a whole lot of …

The Manuscript Blues

The manuscript has been read in part by my critique group and by beta readers and I’m getting conflicting feedback. One group is saying my heroine needs to be more emotional, more damaged due to her trauma and another group saying she’s too traumatized. So what to do? OK that last one is something I’m never going to do! What …

The Flanagan Sisters Bundle

I’m excited to announce that The Flanagan Sisters is now available as a bundle, a box set, an omnibus – whatever you want to call it! All four books available in a single download from all of your favourite stores. Plus you’ll save about 40% by buying the bundle. Happy Reading! Available now!

Bullet Journal One Month On

In April I wrote about how I was implementing a new planning and productivity system using a bullet journal. Well I’m a month in and I thought I’d give an update. I’m loving it! I’m so less stressed about things I have to do, and so much more organised – it’s brilliant. So what have I actually done? Using the …