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 …

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 twelve 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! Buy Your Ticket

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. …