A Problem With Conflict

I’ve always had a bit of a problem with writing conflict in my stories. Part of it is that I like my characters and I don’t really want to hurt them. But the other part I wasn’t consciously aware of until I had an epiphany the other day. You see I’m a problem-solver. If you have an issue, I’m going …

West Coast Fiction Festival

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It’s still eighteen months away, but it is going to be an awesome event and I’m going to be there! So what is it? A massive author book-signing with authors from all over Australia gathering together at The Rendezvous Hotel in Perth. But that’s not all! Tickets to the event go on sale in November 2017.

A Bouquet of Love Launch

The MC was ‘Kyle’ one of the characters from the bridal boutique and he was fabulous. The official launch was done by Rachael Johns and she commented on each one of the stories in the anthology. I must admit that I laughed and cried while reading the stories as well. There really is something for everyone. There was plenty of …

Blog Announcement

Today I wanted to announce that I’ll be cutting down on my blog posts this year. Since I started blogging in February 2015, I have been blogging three times a week and last week I actually assessed what that meant. That’s a whole book worth of writing right there! So in response, I’m going to cut back those blogging hours. …

Promo: Rachael Johns – Talk of the Town

Rachael Johns has a new book out. She always writes great rural romances so if that’s your thing, make sure you check this one out. Website Lawson Cooper-Jones has two priorities in life – his son, Ned, and the survival of the dairy farm that has been in his family for generations. Despite the best efforts of the town matchmakers …

Virtual Reality

I went along to the Sexpo when it came to town the other day. For those of you who don’t know, Sexpo is a Health, Sexuality and Lifestyle expo which is adults only. Aside from getting some good story ideas, I also learnt quite a bit. What’s the deal with that? Don’t women have enough body issues without having to …

Ropes Course

No matter where I travel, I always seem to end up doing something up in the air – literally. In Ecuador I jumped off a bridge and while in Busselton this month I did a ropes course. It seemed like a great idea when I booked it and then I arrived and I looked up… and up to where the …

Promo: Elise K Ackers – One for the Road

Elise K Ackers has a new book out, with the backdrop of a European group tour. Sounds fantastic! Check it out below. Amazon Website A story about daring to play a role not cast for us, One for the Road—set against an ever-changing European background—celebrates the relationships we find outside our comfort zone and examines how they might change our …

Sensory Deprivation Tank

While I was away last week, I did something that I’d been wanting to do for a while. I went into a flotation tank, aka a sensory deprivation tank. It’s basically a bath like tank, that is big enough for you to lie down completely, but it has a cover over the top. The water is full of magnesium sulphate …

Holiday Eating

The Candy Cow is in a town called Cowaramup, which is a beautiful little town between Busselton and Margaret River. It’s known affectionately as Cow Town partially because of its name, and partially because of the statues of cows that are located around the town. The Candy Cow is a sweet shop specialising in fudge and honeycomb and they give …