Promo – Belinda Williams: The Pitch

Belinda’s latest book, The Pitch is the second book in the City Love series. You can read all about it below. Buy Link Momentum You can find Belinda here: Website Twitter Facebook She’s in a long-term, committed relationship. With her business. In three years Madeline Spencer has single-handedly grown her marketing agency, Grounded Marketing, into one of the country’s fastest …

Where do you get your ideas from?

New Zealand Location

One of the questions I get asked regularly is, where do you get your ideas from? As trite as it might sound, the answer is everywhere and anywhere. If I take a look at the books in The Texan Quartet, they were inspired by very different things. The idea for What Goes on Tour came to me while watching music …

When the writing flows

I have had the most awesome writing day today, which is probably why this post is going up a little late. I’ve been too busy writing new words for my manuscript to remember to write a blog post. Today the words just flowed out of my fingers without much effort at all, and I’d written 3000 words by lunch time. …

Promo – Daniel de Lorne: Burning Blood

Today I’m hosting the lovely Daniel de Lorne. Daniel is one of the few men I know writing romance and he gives it a dark, gritty paranormal twist. His latest book is out now, book 2 of the Bonds of Blood series. Buy Links Amazon iBooks Google Play Kobo Nook Escape Publishing Blurb From the author of the romantic horror …

Segways – so much better than bikes

Claire and her husband on segways

Some of you may have read my last blog post about cycling around Rottnest Island. If you did, you’ll know that bicycles are not my favourite mode of transport. However the day after my cycling adventure I discovered my new favourite mode of transport – the Segway! My sister-in-law bought my husband and myself a Segway tour last Christmas and we …

FOMO – why intelligent reason disappears

Claire resting from her ride

The other day I came across the acronym FOMO – fear of missing out – and that summed up perfectly the reason for my recent cycling experience. You see I’ve just been to Rottnest Island for a three-day break. Rottnest is a small island just off the coast of Western Australia and the main mode of transport around the island …

Promo – Shona Husk: Out of Place

Out of Place Cover

Shona Husk’s second book in the Face The Music series was out last week. I’ve read book 1, Out of Rhythm, and enjoyed it immensely. It is fantastic to have a story set in my home state and it’s a quick read as well. Out of Place Every band is desperate for that first big break – but what happens …

My new favourite thing – a standing/sitting desk

standing/sitting desk

I’ve been working full-time as an author for about six months now and it’s been an interesting transition. First I had to get into a routine. When you work from home it’s really easy to get distracted by other things: cleaning, cooking, that new book, or your husband who works shift work! I set myself weekly, monthly and quarterly goals …

Being a Swinger

The sidecar and my husband before things get dirty. I have a confession to make. I’m a swinger – a sidecar swinger that is! In my spare time I race around a vintage motocross track hanging off the side of a sidecar. Now most people who ride vintage motocross will tell you you have to have a few screws loose to …

Promo – Linda Fagala & Karen Pugh: Shattered Fate

Today my guests are all the way from the United States. Karen and Linda will soon be writing under the name PF Karlin. Blurb Belinda, an innocent co-ed, meets Robert, the campus player, under the most unusual circumstances in a sleepy East Texas college town. Her lack of self-confidence along with his reputation causes the young lovers problems. Despite difficulties, …