Gym Playlist

This time I was determined to be smart about it. I wanted songs that were upbeat, happy and made me want to dance. The type of song that give you a boost when you’re feeling flat – or about to flake because the exercise is too hard. I’m quite pleased with my results. There have been only a couple of …

Loving Lucifer

I have recently discovered the TV show Lucifer. I know I’m a bit behind the times because the third season has just started, but the advantage is that I got to binge watch the first two series on Netflix. The basic premise is that Lucifer has decided he doesn’t want to be the lord of hell any more and has …

What Goes on Tour free!

To celebrate the relaunch of The Texan Quartet I’ve decided to make What Goes on Tour free for the next week. If you haven’t yet read my rockstar romance, now’s the perfect chance to get a copy! I really loved creating Adrian Hart, the socially awkward guy who steps on stage and becomes rock God, Kent Downer. You can get …

Missing a Villain

I had a couple of options and the more I played around with them, the more I could see that one would be better than the other. So I took the character and I wrote his/her journal. It’s not a technique I’ve used before and I got it from How to Write A Damn Good Thriller by James N Frey. …

Self-Editing Workshop

I’ll be giving a Self-Editing workshop at the Thornlie Library in November has part of their NANOWRIMO activities. Join me for an informative session to learn how to edit your writing. I will give you a basic overview of the different levels of editing and share some helpful tips from my experiences as a contemporary romance author. Bookings are essential …

iBooks First in Series Free!

Break the Rules is part of an iBooks First in Series promotion. There are some fabulous books on offer for free. Check out the iBooks page and the video below. This is for Australian and New Zealand readers only and only until the 16th September 2017. Get in quick!

The Texan Quartet Republished

So why would I do this? Well there’s lots of reasons actually. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to play around with the series and see if I can market it to a new group of people. And I’ve been exploring the world of audio books of late, so I might even be able to create audio books of them …

Sunrise Experience

A couple of weeks ago at the Romance Writers of Australia conference I was on television. I was a bit nervous about it in the lead up but I really needn’t have been. For those of you who don’t know, I’m currently the President of Romance Writers of Australia, and part of that job means being the media spokeswoman for …

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 …