Promo: Shannon Curtis – Heart Breaker

Shannon Curtis has a new book out and it’s a romantic suspense. This one’s going on my to read list. Website She’ll do whatever it takes to track this killer … Harmony Talbot’s world is destroyed when she arrives home and discovers her cousin’s dead body, left with a single white rose as the killer’s calling card. Lightning shouldn’t strike …

Break the Rules Trailer

For the past month I’ve been doing a training course about how to make a book trailer. I’ve made them before for The Texan Quartet, but I wanted to do something a little bit more professional, that I could maybe use for Facebook Ads. The course was really great, teaching me how to do a storyboard, giving a lot of …

Bouquet of Love Launch

The launch of A Bouquet of Love is going to be awesome! Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in Op Shop bridesmaid dresses, so I’d better get shopping! If you want to come, see all the details below. Make sure you RSVP as places are limited. RSVP Essential: Email editor@serenitypress.org

Promo: Bouquet of Love

It’s release day for A Bouquet of Love, which is a short story anthology by Serenity Press. I have a story called The Dating Phase in it. I can’t wait to read the other stories! There are 3 copies to be won.

Planning and Productivity

I consider myself to be a pretty organised person. I have a business plan that I break down to a quarterly, monthly and weekly plan. But lately I haven’t felt like I’ve actually been achieving anything. So I went looking for ways to be more productive and discovered Getting Things Done: the art of stress-free productivity by David Allen. I …

Self-Editing Workshop

I’m doing a Self-Editing workshop for the Rockingham Writers Centre next month. The workshop is suitable for beginner writers who need help editing their manuscript. Workshop fees include a copy of my Self-Editing book and there will be exercises so you can train your editing muscles. To register go here.

Promo: Montana Ash – Chade

I’ve been looking for new books to read recently and I remembered there were a couple of series where I read the first book, but there were no other books available. So I went searching and discovered that the next two books in the Elemental Paladin series by Montana Ash are available. I know what I’ll be buying! Chade is …

Choosing a Name

I keep a spreadsheet of all the names I use in my books. It’s fairly simple: a column for first name, last name, role in the story and which book(s) they appeared in. This allows me to see if I’m repeating names over and over again (which I sometimes do) and also gives me an idea if I’m using names …

Happy Easter

Today I’m back at work, reading over my latest manuscript. The first hundred pages aren’t too bad – but I’ve got another two hundred and fifty to go. Let’s hope the quality is the same or better! I hope that unlike me, you all had a wonderful, restful Easter break.

Break the Rules nominated for a RONE!

I received an email today to tell me that Break the Rules has been nominated for a RONE Award! What’s a RONE award? RONE stands for Reward of Novel Excellence and the awards are run by InD’tale Magazine each year.